Articles tagged: pope-benedict-xvi

Friendship in the Trinity: 4 Thoughts on Christian Friendship

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • March 15th, 2015

Listers, "There is nothing closer to the heart of a twenty year old," states Fr. James V. Schall, S.J., "than that of friendship: how it is gained and how it is lost. If you do not understand this, you do not understand life." [i] The ability to develop friendships is one of the greatest gifts of... Read More →

Hermeneutic of Continuity: Pope Benedict XVI's 10 Step Guide to Vatican II

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SPL Staff • September 12th, 2014

Listers, in 2005 His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI gave a Christmas address to the Roman Curia that sparked a "Holy Revolution." The good pontiff's comments were received as "epoch-making" by many of those faithful to Sacred Tradition.1 At the heart of his address is the juxtaposition of the... Read More →

A History of Catholicism & Evolution in 30 Quotes

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SPL Staff • September 2nd, 2013

Listers, what does the Catholic Church actually teach about the Theory of Evolution? The following quotes are a sampling of how the Church has discussed and ruled on the divisive theory. They are presented in chronological order and most include a link to their primary source. If there are any... Read More →

The Golden Calf & Our Catholic Mass: 3 Reasons Man Cannot Invent the Liturgy

SPL Staff • March 20th, 2013

Listers, "man himself cannot simply 'make' worship." This is the opening line of arguably the two most powerful paragraphs in Cardinal Ratzinger's The Spirit of the Liturgy. SPL has previously promoted this seminal work in The 2 Books by Cardinal Ratzinger that Will Change Your Life. While that... Read More →

The 2 Books by Cardinal Ratzinger that Will Change Your Life

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • March 9th, 2013

Listers, if Catholics are to live a life of virtue then there are two primary sciences - bodies of knowledge - all Catholics should study: the "Noble Science" and the "Queen of the Sciences." The corpus of writings from Cardinal Ratzinger is as vast and as it is impressive. An excellent survey of... Read More →

The Archive: All 39 Tweets from Pope Benedict XVI


SPL Staff • March 4th, 2013

Listers, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI was the first Roman Pontiff to take to Twitter. After becoming Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus, the Vatican deleted his Tweets and removed his papal coat of arms. In theory, the account will be passed down to one Successor of St. Peter to the next. The archive... Read More →

Farewell Papa: 5 Graphics to Share in Honor of Pope Benedict XVI


SPL Staff • February 28th, 2013

Listers, SPL cannot adequately express our gratitude to Pope Benedict XVI. Much of our staff converted under his papacy. Out of those conversions, St. Peter's List was formulated and launched and an entire lister community has been born. Our faith in him as our dear "Papa Ratzi" has never wavered... Read More →

Thank You Pope Benedict XVI: 26 Quotes from World Leaders


SPL Staff • February 27th, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI on SPL: 7 Must-Read Quotes from the Pope's "State of the World" Address 15 Thoughts from Pope Benedict XVI's Outstanding Christmas Eve Homily 27 Quotes on Politics and Religion by Cardinal Ratzinger Fear Not Little Flock: All 12 Texts from the Holy Father's Apostolic Journey... Read More →

The 5 Papal Resignations in Catholic History


SPL Staff • February 25th, 2013

Listers, in honor of Pope Benedict XVI's announcement of his resignation, we here at SPL have compiled a list of the five well documented and indisputable papal resignation in the history of the Church. From saints to sinners, though the number is small, the difference between these men and their... Read More →

10 Popes Comment on the Virtue & Intellect of St. Thomas Aquinas


SPL Staff • February 15th, 2013

Listers, the following is taken from The Formation of the Catholic Mind by Dr. Ronald A. McArthur. Dr. McArthur is the founding president of the highly praised_ _Thomas Aquinas College in California. The Most Rev. Pietro Sambi (†), Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, once stated, "The Church... Read More →

6 Books by Pope Benedict XVI Every Catholic Should Read

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • February 13th, 2013

Listers with the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, we wanted to share with you part of his lasting legacy as a theologian and teacher. In the history of the popes, it is hard to find anyone as easy to read and understand. His writings are, moreover, a beautiful blend of timeless... Read More →

Catholic Countdown: The Top 20 Lists of 2012


SPL Staff • January 28th, 2013

Listers, in little over a year St. Peter's List has become a rapidly growing community of faithful Catholics. Our I Stand with the Catholic Church graphics have been used in religious liberty rallies around the nation and listers have sent fantastic photos of themselves and their loved ones... Read More →

7 Quotes from Benedict XVI's 2013 "State of the World" Address

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SPL Staff • January 14th, 2013

Listers, the following quotes are taken from what has come to be known as the "State of the World" address. Right on the heels of his excellent Christmas Eve homily, His Holiness' address to the Diplomatic Corps touched on Syria, Iraq, North Africa, and many other nations and their turmoils.... Read More →

20 Quotes from Christmas Homilies Around the World 2012


SPL Staff • January 4th, 2013

Listers, Merry Christmas. We've gathered quotes from Christmas messages from around world and provided links for the full texts.   No Room for God "Again and again it astonishes us that God makes himself a child so that we may love him, so that we may dare to love him, and as a child... Read More →

15 Thoughts from Pope Benedict XVI's Outstanding Christmas Eve Homily 2012


SPL Staff • December 31st, 2012

Listers, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI delivered a must-read homily this Christmas Eve.The following is the papal message in its entirety supplemented by SPL headlines. Moreover, SPL has highlighted some of the more memorable and acute quotes in red. "We are so "full" of ourselves that there is... Read More →

The Pope on Twitter: All 9 Accounts

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SPL Staff • December 3rd, 2012

Listers, as of the morning of December 3rd 2012 these are the eight different Twitter handles of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. His first tweet will be on December 12th. "In concise phrases, often no longer than a verse from the Bible, profound thoughts can be communicated – as long as... Read More →

ADVENT: 10 Photos of the Vicar of Christ Clothed in Purple


SPL Staff • December 2nd, 2012

Listers, the season of Advent is one we meet with somber anticipation and end with the glorious joy of Christmas. It is the beginning of a new liturgical year, it ushers in many of its own unique traditions, and it is one we journey through with a steadily increasing sense of preparation and... Read More →

7 Photos of the New Eastern Catholic Cardinal Baselios Cleemis


SPL Staff • November 26th, 2012

Listers, His Beatitude, Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, Major Archbishop of Trivandrum in India and head of the Syro-Malankara Church is now the youngest member - at age 53 - of the College of Cardinals. The ubiquitous Rocco Palmo comments:   Perhaps fittingly for an intake that was decidely... Read More →

Lily of the Mohawks: 10 Depictions of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

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SPL Staff • November 21st, 2012

Listers, "The story of Kateri, also known as "Lily of the Mohawks" and "Iroquois Virgin", is intimately related to the history of the Jesuit mission among the Iroquois First Nation toward the end of the 17th century. The principal documents relating both the life and virtues of the young Iroquois... Read More →

Fear Not Little Flock: "All 12 Texts from the Holy Father''s Apostolic Journey to Lebanon


SPL Staff • September 17th, 2012

Apostolic Journey to Lebanon (14-16 September 2012) On the occasion of the signing and publication of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops. All quotes are by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI unless otherwise cited.   1.... Read More →
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