This book chronicles the historic May 2009 papal visit to the Holy Land by following the itinerary and providing a complete collection of Pope Benedict XVI's addresses, reflections, and speeches given at religious sites and various locations, including Yad Vashem and the Western Wall, and meetings with religious leaders and political officials. These are the pope's own words as a pilgrim on a journey of faith and as the leader of the Catholic Church. As another volume in the Stimulus Books series, which is designed to promote and foster mutual understanding between Jews and Christians, this collection of the pope's words is complemented by the concluding reflections from two prominent scholars and participants in the Jewish-Christian dialogue from the Tantur Ecumenical Institute, Rev. Michael McGarry, CSP, and Dr. Deborah Weissman, both of whom witnessed firsthand the local responses to the papal visit.
Pope Benedict XVI. This book chronicles the 2009 papal visit to the Holy Land by
following the itinerary and providing the words spoken at the various locations.
These are the pope's own words as a pilgrim on a journey of faith and as the ...
Author: Pope Benedict XVI
Publisher: Paulist Press
What better way is there to become configured to Christ than by following in His footsteps? A pilgrimage to the Holy Land allows one to follow, quite literally, in Our Lord’s footsteps, to discover His homeland and the cultural, linguistic, historical, and topographical landscapes that reveal so much about Jesus Christ. Come and See: A Catholic Guide to the Holy Land accompanies pilgrims through holy sites in Galilee, the Dead Sea, and Jerusalem. Contemplate the mysteries of Our Lord’s earthly life and ministry with appropriate biblical texts and the testimonies of both Roman historians and early Christian witnesses and writers. This uniquely Catholic travel guide features: Vibrant, full-color pictures Almost every page features photographs of the holy sites, as well as sacred art and even diagrams for historical context. Scripture on Site See the place the Lord’s Ascension actually occurred while reading about it in the Book of Acts. Experience the Jordan River while contemplating Christ’s baptism in that very place. Bring both the sites and the Scriptures to life by reading the Scripture on Site suggestions. Reflection sections with specific reflections for seminarians Not only is this guide informative, it is devotional. The reflection sections are perfect journaling prompts, group discussion questions, or simply guides for quiet reflection. Seminarians particularly will benefit from questions focused on their formation and future priestly ministry. Special durable cover and compact travel size This is one guide that can stand up to the rigors of travel! The cover is tear-resistant and the size is perfect for taking along on day trips to holy sites. Fr. Charles Samson’s Come and See will be a welcome companion for all who journey to the Holy Land to better know and love Christ.
Pisces, the celestial section in which the planets aligned, corresponded to the
area of Israel and signified the end of the world. Kilgallen, New Testament Guide,
128–29. Pope Benedict XVI, Homily, Midnight Mass, “Solemnity of the Nativity of
Author: Fr. Charles K. Samson
Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
This comprehensive collection offers a concise introduction to the institutional framework of the Holy See, conceptualizing papal agency and positions from a range of international theory perspectives. The authors – international scholars from political science, history, and religious studies – explore multiple fields of papal and Vatican influence, ranging from spy networks and inter-religious dialogue to social doctrine and religious freedom. This book demonstrates that, contrary to secularization theory, the papacy is not in decline in world politics. Since World War II, the Holy See has played a steadily increasing role in international relations. Globalization supports the role of the Catholic Church as a transnational actor not only in the advanced industrial societies of the West but also increasingly across the Global South. In this volume, the authors document the legacies of John Paul II and Benedict XVI as well as the current pontificate of Pope Francis from a range of contemporary perspectives. This book comprises research articles and commentary essays on the papacy in world politics originally published in The Review of Faith & International Affairs.
The rest of the world is more present in Benedict's XVI map and its variety is
definitely higher than in Francis' map: Asia ... the Holy Land is a perennial part of
both Benedict's and Francis' mental maps.7 However, both Popes eschew official
Author: Mariano P. Barbato
Category: Political Science
Essays From Occupied Holy Land exposes and demolishes malignant, oft-repeated Zionist propaganda myths. The truth is: Zionism is not Judaism, criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitism, Middle Eastern Jews were not expelled from their homelands, Israelis do not seek peace. The founders of the militaristic Zionist State and their successors Yiddish speakers, of mixed Slavic-Germanic and other non-Semitic origins have deceptively hid behind a religious smoke-screen aimed at covering up their colonial and apartheid policies and practices. They managed with American help to create a Philistine colony in the Semitic heartland of the Near East, falsely claiming a return to an ancestral homeland. The biblical, messianic Return of the Exiles, however, speaks of the return of Semitic, Near Eastern Jews a return which would be realised through peaceful, just means, not through wars, dispossession of the Palestinians, and the cultural and eventual ethnic cleansing of Sephardi-Babylonian Jewry. But the writing on the wall is clear and requires little interpretation. Personal, moral, and literary in character, Essays From Occupied Holy Land presents an indictment of a rogue, bellicose, Philistine State that is foreign to the Near East and its Biblical and Semitic history and culture.
So Pope Benedict XVI is paying a visit to the Holy Land! This is the highly
educated man who had publicly repeated what a Byzantium emperor had once
said about the Prophet Muhammad and Islam – that Islam is a religion of violence
Author: Victor Sasson
A critical examination of political Zionism, a topic often considered taboo in the West, is long overdue. Moreover, the discussion of Christian Zionism is usually confined to Evangelical and fundamentalist settings. The present volume will break the silence currently reigning in many religious, political, and academic circles and, in so doing, will provoke and inspire a new, challenging conversation on theological and ethical issues arising from various aspects of Zionism--a conversation that is vital to the quest for a just peace in Israel and Palestine. The eight authors offer a rich diversity of religious faith, academic research, and practical experience, as they represent all three Abrahamic faiths and five different Christian traditions. Among the many themes that run through Zionism and the Quest for Justice in the Holy Land is the contrast between exclusivist narratives, both biblical and political, and the more inclusive narratives of the prophetic Scriptures, which provide the theological foundation and the moral imperative for human liberation. Readers will be drawn into a compelling, readable, and stimulating series of essays that tackle many of the complex issues that still confound clergy, politicians, diplomats, and academic experts.
Benedict XVi, as a German, is sensitive to charges of anti-semitism and of
German responsibility for the holocaust. yet both popes maintained the holy see's
commitment to the Palestinians and their rights to equal sharing of the land with
Author: Donald E. Wagner
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Presents a photo-biography of the Pope's life from infancy through the first year of his papacy, giving an overview that helps reveal who the man is that now sits on the Chair of St. Peter.
Servant of the Truth Peter Seewald. The most ... We must be inspired by a holy
restlessness : restlessness to bring to everyone the gift of faith , of friendship with
Christ . In truth , the ... pass away . The only XXXXXXXXXX land , terra benedicta
( “ the blessed land ”. 124 FROM JOSEPH RATZINGER TO POPE BENEDICT XVI
Author: Peter Seewald
Publisher: Ignatius Press
In 1965, the Second Vatican Council formally issued a historic document titled Nostra Aetate (In Our Time). It was an attempt to frame the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and the Jewish people. Never before had an ecumenical council attempted such a task. The landmark document issued by the Council and proclaimed by Pope Paul VI precipitated a Copernican revolution in Catholic-Jewish relations and started a process that has spread to the Protestant and Orthodox worlds as well. This volume, consisting of essays and reflections by Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and Jewish scholars and theologians, by pastors and professors from the United States, Canada, Ireland, Great Britain, and Israel, is an evaluation of what Nostra Aetate has accomplished thus far and how Christian-Jewish relations must proceed in building bridges of respect, understanding, and trust between the faith groups. A Jubilee for All Times serves as a source of discussion, learning, and dialogue for scholars, students and intelligent laypersons who believe that we must create a positive relationship between Judaism and Christianity.
I have never since been reinvited to the Ministry of Education, although many
years have passed and another pope, Benedict XVI, has also come to, and gone
from, Jerusalem. The two papal pilgrimages, in 2000 and 2009, had a great
Author: Gilbert S. Rosenthal
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
On April 24, 2005, Cardinal Joseph Alois Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI, the twenty-first-century successor of the Apostle Peter and the spiritual leader of more than one billion Roman Catholics. Who is this complex man whose office grants him sole charge of the world's largest religion? How will his tenure influence the future? The Essential Pope Benedict XVI answers these questions through carefully chosen selections from his homilies, interviews, theological essays, and articles on the crises facing the church today. This collection lays out Benedict's thinking and relates it to a variety of contemporary issues, including modern culture's abandonment of traditional religious values, social mores regarding conception and the sanctity of life, current challenges to the priesthood, and the Catholic Church's tenuous relations with other world religions. First a brilliant peritus, or "expert advisor," to the Second Vatican Council and then archbishop of Munich, Joseph Ratzinger was appointed head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith by Pope John Paul II in 1981. As Cardinal Ratzinger, the ex officio defender of church doctrine, he gained a reputation as a heroic guardian of the faith for conservatives and was held in suspicion by church liberals. We cannot yet know what issues and events will define the reign of Pope Benedict XVI, but by any measure he will be seen as one of the most important theological voices of our time. This one volume is the best source for understanding the heart, soul, and agenda of this twenty-first-century successor to St. Peter.
And only then did he truly know Christ and understand, too, that the Crusades
were not the way to defend the rights of Christians in the Holy Land. He saw,
rather, that one had to take the message literally in imitation of the Crucified One.
Author: John F. Thornton
Publisher: Harper Collins
"The Sacred Liturgy is not a hobby for specialists. It is central to all our endeavors as disciples of Jesus Christ. This profound reality cannot be over emphasized. We must recognize the primacy of grace in our Christian life and work, and we must respect the reality that in this life the optimal encounter with Christ is in the Sacred Liturgy." With these words Bishop Dominique Rey of Fréjus-Toulon, France, opened Sacra Liturgia 2013, an international conference in which he brought together over twenty leading liturgists, cardinals, bishops and other scholars from around the world to emphasize the centrality of liturgical formation and celebration in the life and mission of the Church. "The New Evangelization must be founded on the faithful and fruitful celebration of the Sacred Liturgy as given to us by the Church in her tradition - Western and Eastern," Bishop Rey asserted. Sacra Liturgia 2013 - the proceedings of which this book publishes - explored questions of liturgical art, architecture, music, the ars celebrandi, the importance of ritual in human psychology, truly pastoral liturgy, the place of the older liturgical rites in the New Evangelization, liturgical formation, liturgical law, the role of the diocesan bishop in respect of the liturgy, and more. Sacred Liturgy - The Source and Summit of the Life and Mission of the Church is an important resource in ongoing liturgical formation for clergy, religious and laity, and makes a significant contribution to that renewal promoted in the Pontificate of Benedict XVI. That is the renewal which embraces the riches of liturgical tradition as valuable treasures, seeks to read the Second Vatican Council according to a hermeneutic of continuity, not rupture, and is in no doubt that, as Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger once wrote, "the true celebration of the Sacred Liturgy as the center of any renewal of the Church."
The author is also a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre
devoted to the support of Christians and Sacred Sites in the Holy Land. The
author's objective was to defend the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI which calls for
the mutual ...
Author: Dom Alcuin Reid
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Category: Catholic literature
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4 , Pope Benedict XVI described prayer as “ a question of life or death , ” as our
relationship of love with God depends on it . ... Despite their countless difficulties ,
" the Christian communities of the Holy Land offer daily “ authentic witness to the
Author: Matthew Bunson
The New York Times–bestselling inside look at one of the world’s most powerful and mysterious institutions For more than twenty-five years, John Thavis held one of the most remarkable journalistic assignments in the world: reporting on the inner workings of the Vatican. In The Vatican Diaries, Thavis reveals Vatican City as a place struggling to define itself in the face of internal and external threats, where Curia cardinals fight private wars and sexual abuse scandals threaten to undermine papal authority. Thavis (author of The Vatican Prophecies: Investigating Supernatural Signs, Apparitions, and Miracles in the Modern Age) also takes readers through the politicking behind the election of Pope Francis and what we might expect from his papacy. The Vatican Diaries is a perceptive, compelling, and provocative account of this singular institution and will be of interest to anyone intrigued by the challenges faced by religion in an increasingly secularized world. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the Heart
of the Catholic Church John Thavis ... David, 210 Islam, 287–89 Israel, 65, 67–68
, 180,274,289 Benedict XVI's Holy Land pilgrimage and, 229–30 Israely, Jeff, ...
Author: John Thavis
Letters to Pope Benedict XVI on the Holocaust, Jewish-Christian Relations &
Israel Stephen David Smith, Carol Rittner. ope Benedict XVI is not the first pope
to visit Israel and the Holy Land . In January 1964 , Pope Paul VI visited Jordan
Author: Stephen David Smith
Category: Arab-Israeli conflict
The message of peace and reconciliation Pope Benedict XVI will bring with him
on his May pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a harbinger of hope for Palestinians
and Israelis of all religions in trying times. There are high expectations for the visit
From his first appearance on a Vatican balcony Pope Francis proved himself a Pope of Surprises. With a series of potent gestures, history's first Jesuit pope declared a mission to restore authenticity and integrity to a Catholic Church bedevilled by sex abuse and secrecy, intrigue and in-fighting, ambition and arrogance. He declared it should be 'a poor Church, for the poor'. But there is a hidden past to this modest man with the winning smile. Jorge Mario Bergoglio was previously a bitterly divisive figure. His decade as leader of Argentina's Jesuits left the religious order deeply split. And his behaviour during Argentina's Dirty War, when military death squads snatched innocent people from the streets, raised serious questions – on which this book casts new light. Yet something dramatic then happened to Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He underwent an extraordinary transformation. After a time of exile he re-emerged having turned from a conservative authoritarian into a humble friend of the poor – and became Bishop of the Slums, making enemies among Argentina's political classes in the process. For Pope Francis – Untying the Knots, Paul Vallely travelled to Argentina and Rome to meet Bergoglio's intimates over the last four decades. His book charts a remarkable journey. It reveals what changed the man who was to become Pope Francis – from a reactionary into the revolutionary who is unnerving Rome's clerical careerists with the extent of his behind-the-scenes changes. In this perceptive portrait Paul Vallely offers both new evidence and penetrating insights into the kind of pope Francis could become.
Many had forgotten the experience of God that had brought them to the Church in
the first place and had suffered 'a progressive decline of the spiritual faculties ...
Lajolo, who in his time had been the Holy See's foreign minister under Pope
John Paul II and governor of the Vatican City State under Benedict XVI. ... So you
could have expected Francis to talk about his travels to the Holy Land and Turkey
Author: Paul Vallely
Publisher: A&C Black
The National Shrine in Washington, DC has been deeply loved, blithely ignored, and passionately criticized. It has been praised as a "dazzling jewel" and dismissed as a "towering Byzantine beach ball." In this intriguing and inventive book, Thomas Tweed shows that the Shrine is also an illuminating site from which to tell the story of twentieth-century Catholicism. He organizes his narrative around six themes that characterize U.S. Catholicism, and he ties these themes to the Shrine's material culture--to images, artifacts, or devotional spaces. Thus he begins with the Basilica's foundation stone, weaving it into a discussion of "brick and mortar" Catholicism, the drive to build institutions. To highlight the Church's inclination to appeal to women, he looks at fund-raising for the Mary Memorial Altar, and he focuses on the Filipino oratory to Our Lady of Antipolo to illustrate the Church's outreach to immigrants. Throughout, he employs painstaking detective work to shine a light on the many facets of American Catholicism reflected in the shrine.
That marble block moved Mary's devotees across time and space to founding
events and sacred terrain, and other ... Two popes, John Paul II (1979), who
named the Shrine a minor basilica, and Benedict XVI (2008), who addressed the
Author: Thomas A. Tweed
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Who should read the Bible? What is the biblical word? How is Scripture to be interpreted? How is it to be prayed and lived? How does Scripture call forth the Church's entire life and mission? In October 2008 the Synod on the Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church took place in Rome. During the synod the bishops addressed these questions on the significance of the Word in the life and mission of the church. Beginning with a helpful explanation of the synod process, James Chukwuma Okoye, CSSp, follows the synod in historical progression, highlighting important topics and issues along the way and concluding with an exposition of the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Verbum Domini, which Benedict XVI signed on September 30, 2010. Okoye emphasizes that the Synod on the Word of God was not just about Scripture's function in the pastoral life of the church but it was also about tradition and God's continuing self-disclosure in history and in the religions and cultures of humankind." James Chukwuma Okoye, CSSp, is the Carroll Stuhlmueller Professor of Old Testament at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. His teaching and ministry place him among people of many diverse cultures. Okoye has been Provincial of his Nigerian Congregation of Spiritans and General Assistant in the Congregation's headquarters in Rome. He was a member of the International Theological Commission and a peritus of the 1994 First Synod of Bishops for Africa. "
“The Holy Land today remains a goal of pilgrimage for the Christian people, [and]
a place of prayer and penance. ... The Holy Spirit and the word of God. Discuss. 2
. ... 31 Benedict XVI, Homily at Mass in the Valley of Josaphat, Jerusalem ...
Author: James Chukwuma Okoye
Publisher: Liturgical Press
It is commonly accepted that the golden rule—most often formulated as "do unto others as you would have them do unto you"—is a unifying element between many diverse religious traditions, both Eastern and Western. Its influence also extends beyond such traditions, since many non-religious individuals hold up the golden rule as central to their lives. Yet, while it is extraordinarily important and widespread, the golden rule is often dismissed by scholars as a vague proverb that quickly leads to absurdities when one attempts to formulate it in clear terms. In this book, Harry J. Gensler defends the golden rule and addresses all of the major philosophic objections, pointing out several common misunderstanding and misapplications. Gensler first discusses golden-rule reasoning and how to avoid the main pitfalls. He then relates the golden rule to world religions and history, and to areas like moral education, egoism, evolution, society, racism, business, and medicine. The book ends with a discussion of theoretical issues (like whether all morality reduces to the golden rule, which the author argues against). Ethics and the Golden Rule offers two introductory chapters, the first is simpler and the second more technical; a reader may start with either or both. One can then read any combination of further chapters, in any order, depending on one’s interests; but Chapters 13 and 14 are technical and assume one has read Chapter 2. This is "a golden-rule book for everyone," accessible to a wide readership.
Based on these, and on my principle to give other faiths the benefit of the doubt, I
take the Islamic GR to apply to our treatment of everyone. ... Israel against
Palestinians; that it often ignores Muslim sensibilities, as in how it acts in the holy
land of Saudi Arabia; ... What started this was a talk by Pope Benedict XVI (2006)
Author: Harry J. Gensler
A set of images, readings, reflections and prayers in the context of St. Paul to assist contemporary believers in reflecting on the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
On June 28, 2007, while at solemn vespers at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the
- Walls in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI ... attempted to retrace in the Holy Land the
events of the Gospels and to identify the locations where they had occurred.
Author: Ronald D. Witherup
Publisher: Paulist Press
HOLY LAND PROTESTS CHARGES AGAINST PIUS XII IR S TA ed ? ( CNS
PHOTO / YONATHAN WEITZMAN , REUTERS ) Shown here in a photo from
2005 at their first meeting , when Pope Benedict XVI met with Palestinian Prime