Benedict XVI & the Spirit of the Liturgy

Benedict XVI & the Spirit of the Liturgy

Cardinal Francis Arinze
Cardinal Arinze explained that the Pope has much to say about the question of the formation of liturgical rites and of their change or reform. “Real liturgy implies that God responds and reveals to us how we are to worship him. Liturgy cannot spring from our...
Benedict XVI and Biblical Exegesis

Benedict XVI and Biblical Exegesis

Fr. Benedict Groeschel
Fr. Benedict Groeschel, the internationally loved speaker and writer, presented a lecture on “Benedict XVI and Biblical Exegesis.” Fr. Groeschel decried modern biblical exegesis that does not deal with Scripture on a theological plane. He cited the source of improper...
Benedict XVI and the Reform of the Reform

Benedict XVI and the Reform of the Reform

Mrs. Helen Hull Hitchcock
Helen Hull Hitchcock delivered an address entitled “Pope Benedict XVI and the Reform of the Reform,” in which she stated that Pope Benedict is emphatic that the Council did not represent a rupture, but expressed continuity with the Church’s history. There is no pre-...
Benedict XVI and the Role of Women in the Church

Benedict XVI and the Role of Women in the Church

Dr. Pia Solenni
Dr. Pia de Solenni, who holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology from Holy Cross University in Rome, discussed “Benedict XVI and the Role of Women in the Church.” “The Church’s view on women transcends categories of liberal and conservative, left and right. Rather, it...
Benedict XVI and the Compendium of the Catechism

Benedict XVI and the Compendium of the Catechism

Fr. William Saunders
Fr. William Saunders, speaking on “Benedict XVI and the Compendium of the Catechism,” informed the audience that the current pope was very much responsible for the success of both the Catechism and the newly released Compendium of the Catechism. “The Compendium is a...
Benedict XVI & Deus Caritas Est

Benedict XVI & Deus Caritas Est

Dr. Timothy O' Donnell
In his talk, Dr. Timothy O’Donnell analyzed the Pope’s encyclical, Deus Caritas Est. “The Pope points out that the love of Christ is not only demonstrated in Scripture but also later in Church History where Our Lord is encountered in His Word, in the Sacraments, and...