Habemus Papam:
Benedictus XVI.
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Name:
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Cardinal-Title:
Cardinal Bishop of Surburbicarian Sees
of Ostia and Velletri-Segni
Birthdate:
Apr 16, 1927
Country:
Germany
Elevated:
Jun 27, 1977
Appointed:
Apr 19, 2005
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Polish Apr 16, 2005
Europa musi na nowo szukać duszy
Kard. Joseph Ratzinger dokonał krytycznej oceny społeczeństwa europejskiego. W swojej nowej książce "Wartości w czasach przełomu", której krótki fragment przedrukował niemiecki dziennik "Süddeutsche Zeitung" z 13 kwietnia, prefekt Kongregacji Nauki Wiary podkreślił, że jeśli Europa chce przeżyć, musi "bardzo świadomie poszukać swojej duszy". Zwrócił się więc do chrześcijan z apelem o większą kreatywność stwierdzając, że "powinni się przyczynić do tego, aby Europa na nowo czerpała ze swego dziedzictwa to co najlepsze, służąc tym samym całej ludzkości".
Italian Apr 16, 2005
Sul processo a Gesù e la doppia giustizia
Una settimana giusta prima del Venerdì Santo, il cardinale Joseph Ratzinger ha riletto da par suo il processo a Gesù. L'ha fatto in San Pietro nell'omelia di chiusura del convegno sui 40 anni della "Gaudium et Spes".
German Apr 16, 2005
Der Kardinal aus Marktl wird 78
Geburtstagsfeiern hat Joseph Ratzinger abgesagt, wegen der Papstwahl. Diesmal also keine Trachtenkapelle und kein bayerischer Defiliermarsch im Vatikan, das gab es nämlich auch schon. Der ansonsten so kühle "Kopfmensch" Ratzinger hat durchaus Freude an solch zünftigen Sachen aus der Heimat, auch wenn seine Kritiker ihm das gar nicht zutrauen.
German Apr 16, 2005
Fast im Teich ertrunken
Dass er einmal Kardinal werden sollte, wusste Joseph Ratzinger schon im Kindergarten. Von seinem älteren Bruder Georg ist verbürgt, dass der Bub nach einem Besuch von Kardinal Michael Faulhaber in der Kindertagesstätte seiner damaligen bayerischen Heimat Tittmoning spontan sagte: "Ich werde auch einmal Kardinal".
Italian Apr 16, 2005
Ratzinger prepara il conclave a Subiaco
La sera di venerdì 1 aprile, penultimo giorno di vita di Giovanni Paolo II, è accaduto un fatto che i media non hanno quasi rilevato (con la sola eccezione di "Avvenire"): il cardinale Joseph Ratzinger ha lasciato Roma e si è diretto a Subiaco, la culla del monachesimo d'Occidente e di san Benedetto padre e patrono d'Europa, per poi ritornare a Roma la notte stessa.
Italian Apr 16, 2005
«Resistenza profetica contro le leggi ingiuste»
Prime anticipazioni sulla «nota» preparata dal cardinale Ratzinger: riferimenti a pace, famiglia, bioetica ed eutanasia - Il Vaticano stila il «vademecum» per i politici: in alcuni casi si può scegliere il «male minore»
English Apr 14, 2005
A Chat with Ratzinger
Referring to the 2,000-year-old dispute between Jews and Christians as to whether the Old Testament is to be understood as a Jewish book or, rather, as a prologue to the Christian New Testament, the cardinal says: "We have to relearn how to read the Bible correctly." This apparently Judaising heresy would have sufficed, a few centuries ago, to send him to the stake.
English Apr 13, 2005
"I encourage you not to lose patience -- to keep trusting"
The complete text of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger's remarks made at the Ecclesia Dei Conference held in Rome on October 24, 1998.  The English translation from the original French text is provided courtesy of the magazine Inside the Vatican.
English Apr 11, 2005
The Regensburg Years Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
“I was dismayed by the prohibition of the old missal, since nothing of the sort had ever happened in the entire history of the liturgy.” Extract from Cardinal Ratzinger's book Milestones: Published by Ignatius Press.
French Apr 09, 2005
L'homélie du cardinal Ratzinger à l'occasion des funerailles du pape Jean Paul II
Dans son homélie, le cardinal Joseph Ratzinger a rendu hommage au pape polonais, affirmant qu'il a assumé une charge «au delà des forces humaines». Le texte intégral.
German Apr 09, 2005
Die Magie der schlichten Worte
Ergriffen und ergreifend hat Kardinal Joseph Ratzinger über den Menschen und Priester Karol Wojtyla gepredigt. Von eigenen Ambitionen keine Spur.
Italian Apr 09, 2005
L’Europa nella crisi delle culture
Conferenza tenuta la sera di venerdì 1 aprile 2005 a Subiaco, al Monastero di Santa Scolastica, con la consegna all’autore del Premio San Benedetto “per la promozione della vita e della famiglia in Europa”.
German Apr 07, 2005
Papstmacher: Kardinal Joseph Ratzinger
Kardinal Ratzinger wird die Totenmesse für Johannes Paul II. zelebrieren und das Konklave leiten
German Apr 05, 2005
Kardinal Ratzinger Der Glaubens-Wächter
Ein Deutscher kann nie Papst werden, hieß es lange Zeit, aus historischen und völkerpsychologischen Gründen. Joseph Kardinal Ratzinger, am 16. April 1927 im bayerischen Marktl am Inn geboren, also unzweifelhaft Deutscher, kann es.
German Mar 04, 2005
Der leise Absolutist
Wer bestimmt den Kurs des Vatikans? Joseph Ratzingers Stimme hat Gewicht – dem strengen Kardinal gilt die Institution Kirche mehr als die Person des Papstes
English Feb 24, 2005
Cardinal: Pope Doesn't Equate the Holocaust and Abortion
Refutes Allegations Against John Paul II's Latest Book. Responding to accusations against John Paul II's latest book, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger clarified that "the Pope does not compare the Shoah with abortion."
English Nov 02, 2004
The Most Intense Memories During his Time in the Vatican
From an interview with the Prefect of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Card. Ratzinger evaluates 20 years in Rome (Zenit.org, 23 November 2001)
English Oct 16, 2004
On Rock Music in the Liturgy
At the Eighth International Church Music Congress in Rome in 1986, for example, Ratzinger blasted rock music.
English Oct 16, 2004
On Buddhism
Buddhism as an auto-erotic spirituality.
English Oct 16, 2004
Criticisms about John Paul II
Over the years Ratzinger has even been willing to express a few criticisms, however tame, about his boss.
English Oct 16, 2004
On Denying Holy Communion
During a series of spring ad limina visits by American bishops, Ratzinger gave several the private impression that he favoured “going slow” on denying Communion to pro-choice Catholic politicians.
English Oct 16, 2004
On the US Attempts to Protestanize Latin America
In a 13 May 2004 speech at the Italian Senate, Ratzinger asserted that the United States is actively promoting a policy of “Protestantisation” in Latin America and the “dissolution” of the Catholic Church there in favour of “free Churches”.
English Oct 16, 2004
The ‘feminist’ Reading of the Bible
Consider cardinal Ratzinger’s comments about the ‘feminist’ reading of the Bible from a 1988 conference on biblical scholarship in New York.
English Oct 16, 2004
Ghost Writer of Cardinal Frings at the Council
Ratzinger was the peritus, or theological expert, of Cologne’s Cardinal Josef Frings at the Second Vatican Council.
French Oct 16, 2004
Le Catéchisme de l’Eglise catholique fête ses dix ans
Congrès théologique à Rome à cette occasion. Quelques citations intéressantes du cardinal Ratzinger.
French Oct 16, 2004
Le Cardinal Ratzinger, saint François d’Assise et les croisades
Dans une interview accordée par le Cardinal Ratzinger au journal L’Avvenire, le cardinal comparait l’action ścuménique de Jean-Paul II à un soi-disant pacifisme de saint François d’Assise, lequel aurait en quelque sorte condamné les croisades, «comprenant que les croisades n’étaient pas le juste chemin pour défendre les droits des chrétiens en Terre Sainte».
French Oct 08, 2004
Le catéchisme de saint Pie X a gardé toute sa valeur
Une commission vient d’être créée qui a pour mission de donner une formule abrégée du catéchisme de 1992.
French Oct 07, 2004
Le cardinal Ratzinger et la commission biblique
La commission biblique a fêté son centenaire. A cette occasion, le cardinal Ratzinger a prononcé un discours dans lequel il évoque les aléas de la commission.
French Oct 04, 2004
La liturgie est devenue un problème
"Deutsche Tagespost", du 4 octobre 2003. Le bilan du pontificat par le cardinal Ratzinger
English Oct 04, 2004
L’influence à long terme des poisons inoculés
"Deutsche Tagespost", du 4 octobre 2003. Le bilan du pontificat par le cardinal Ratzinger.
English Sept 18, 2004
Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, wrote an important memo in English expressly for the USCCB's use as a guideline of the Church's teachings to be used at their 'closed door' plenary Conference in Denver, June 14-19, 2004.
English Sept 18, 2004
Most Intense Memories
Interview with the Prefect of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Card. Ratzinger evaluates 20 years in Rome (Zenit.org, 23 November 2001)
English Sept 18, 2004
"I encourage you not to lose patience - to keep trusting"
The complete text of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger's remarks made at the Ecclesia Dei Conference held in Rome on October 24, 1998.  The English translation from the original French text is provided courtesy of the magazine Inside the Vatican.
English Sept 15, 2004
A Chat with Ratzinger
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger has given another extensive interview to a journalist. It will disarm and surprise its readers just as the cardinal did his interviewer, according to a London-based correspondent for German newspapers.
English Sept 15, 2004
Card. Ratzinger Criticises the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK)
The ecumenical Kirchentag in Berlin at the end of May had lacked a “definite framework”.
English Sept 15, 2004
On the Suspended Priest Gotthold Hasenhüttl
Commenting on the recent suspension of Gotthold Hasenhüttl, an Austrian theologian from Trier who gave Communion to non-Catholics at the ecumenical Kirchentag.
Italian Sept 15, 2004
Ratzinger: Sulla celebrazione della Santa Messa
L’attuale Costituzione sulla Liturgia non parla affatto di celebrazione di fronte all’altare o di fronte al popolo.
English Sept 15, 2004
The Consistory of 2001 Marks the End of the Ratzinger Era
Oddities in the appointment of new cardinals in February led many to wonder what was going on in the Vatican.
English Sept 12, 2004
Ratzinger Regrets Church Centralism at Card. König’s Funeral
There have been times when the Vatican has intervened too often in the affairs of a local church
English Sept 11, 2004
Certain Teachings of the Magisterium are not the Final Word
In 1990, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued an “Instruction on the Theologian’s Ecclesiastical Vocation.”
German Sept 10, 2004
Kardinal Ratzinger würdigt Karl Rahner
"Man muss Rahner in der Ganzheit seiens Wollens und Denkens begreifen und schlichtweg erkennen, dass es sein Wille war, nicht gegen den Glauben der Kirche zu verstoßen", erklärte Kurienkardinal Joseph Ratzinger im Gespräch mit Stephanscom.at im Karl-Rahner-Jubiläumsmonat.
English Sept 10, 2004
The Church Should Apologize for Giordano Bruno
The Church should apologize for the execution of the 16th century philosopher Giordano Bruno as part of the whole Inquisition.
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