Pope Benedict XVI - Essays and Reflections on His Papacy

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTIONS

  • Greeting from the Vatican Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State, Vatican City
  • Foreword King Abdullah II of Jordan
  • Foreword President Shimon Peres of Israel
  • Preface Cardinal Francis George, OMI President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Pope Benedict XVI: First Five Years of His Papacy, John Thavis

Personal Reflections

  • Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinnati

 

PART I: PILGRIM

Essays

  • Unity: A Key Priority
  • Europe: Strength, Struggle
  • China: Catholics Together
  • Finding God in Everyone
  • Message from the Blue Mosque
  • Healing for Christians and Jews
  • On the Road
  • Africa: Reconciliation, Justice and Peace
  • A Continental Mission: Stand for the Poor
  • With Youth: Ever the Catechist
  • Papal Visit 2008: Christ Our Hope

Personal Reflections

  • Bishop William Skylstad of Spokane
  • Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis
  • Archbishop Timothy Broglio for the Military Services USA
  • Cardinal Francis George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago
  • Nancy Wiechec, Visual Media Manager, Catholic News Service
  • Sister Mary Ann Walsh, RSM, Director of Media Relations, USCCB
  • Helen Osman, Secretary for Communications, USCCB

 

PART II: PASTOR

Essays

  • Giving the Look of Love They Crave
  • Turning to Altötting, Inspired by Mary
  • Arms of the Man
  • The Teachable Garment
  • Music: Joy to His World
  • The Word Has a Face, the Person, Christ
  • Pope Benedict XVI, Model Liturgist
  • Mass Participation from Within
  • Shepherding Cats
  • The Heart of a Disciple
  • Quaerere Deum, to Seek God
  • Priesthood Rooted in Prayer
  • Searing Pain of Abuse

Personal Reflections

  • Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York
  • Archbishop John C. Nienstedt of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
  • Cardinal John Foley, Grand Master of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
  • Archbishop George J. Lucas of Omaha
  • Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop Emeritus of New York
  • Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia
  • Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston

 

PART III: PROPHET

Essays

  • Caritas in Veritate
  • Ethics and Economics
  • First Justice, Then Charity
  • Human Rights
  • Human Life and Bioethics
  • The Peace Pope
  • Migration: A Sign of the Times
  • Leading the Green Revolution
  • “Friending” Is Evangelizing
  • Family: Basis for Society
  • Faith and Political Life
  • A Challenge to Catholic Educators
  • Hope for Today

Personal Reflections

  • Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond of New Orleans
  • Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza of Galveston-Houston

 

RESOURCES

  • The Life and Ministry of Pope Benedict XVI
  • Key Writings of Pope Benedict XVI
  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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“Pope Benedict’s critique of biotechnology is that, when it ignores moral limits it does not advance humankind but asserts the power of some human beings to oppress others.”

Richard Doerflinger