The Pope and the Anchoress

Yesterday Pope Benedict XVI dedicated his general audience to speaking about Julian of Norwich. You can read a transcript of the Pope's message, or just watch the video: … [Read more...]

Sorry, Mr. Weigel, the Cafeteria is Closed

I don't normally venture into politics in this blog. I believe that contemplative prayer and Christian mysticism are for everyone, across the political spectrum. However, a blog post that I have just read, critiquing a prominent Catholic pundit who appears to have let his partisan politics cloud his assessment of Papal teaching, is, I believe, worth passing on, and contains a lesson for all of us.George Weigel, who has made a career for himself exploiting the relationship between Catholic … [Read more...]

The Pope and Pseudo-Dionysius

Two weeks ago Pope Benedict XVI spoke on the ancient mystic, Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, whom the pope regards as a potentially important voice in east-west dialogue. It's exciting to see a major apophatic mystic get mentioned in the press, thanks to a papal endorsement.Read an English translation of the pope's talk on Pseudo-Dionysius … [Read more...]

Benedict likes Benedict

Zenit has published an address by Pope Benedict XVI in which he commends the Rule of St. Benedict as a guide for Europe today. Click here to read it. … [Read more...]


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