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  • Cardinal Bertone talks about the third secret of Fatima

    Cardinal Bertone talks about the third secret of Fatima

    The “third secret of Fatima” refers to a message during the apparitions predicting suffering and persecution of the Pope and the Church. Unlike the first two secrets – a vision of hell and a prediction of World War II – the third secret was not initially revealed by Sister Lucia, one of the three children Mary visited in 1917.

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  • Benedict XVI at 90: Why his theology still matters

    Benedict XVI at 90: Why his theology still matters

    Pope emeritus Benedict XVI turns 90 on April 16, Easter Sunday. Father Robert Imbelli takes a closer look at the thought of Joseph Ratzinger, and how for him the central fact of the Resurrection is Jesus Christ does not rise a disembodied soul, but bodily. Body not self-contained, but totally relational, totally gift, really present in Eucharist, poured out to embrace a humanity called to transfiguration.

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  • New book shows interest in Pope Benedict XVI is here to stay

    New book shows interest in Pope Benedict XVI is here to stay

    The work by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI remains relevant today as symposiums, events, university courses, and books focus on the retired pontiff. As hundreds gathered in Rome for the presentation of “Cooperatores Veritatis,” a series of essays celebrating the pontiff’s 90th birthday, one thing was made apparent: Pope Benedict’s teachings are here to stay and are in growing demand.

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