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By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Last month, when Pope Benedict XVI told a crowd in St. Peter’s Square that Mary took part in her Son’s sacrifice “thus cooperating in the mystery of redemption and becoming mother of all believers," it touched off a new wave of speculation about whether or not he will declare a fifth Marian dogma naming Mary as Co-Redemptrix.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Pope Benedict XVI”s perceived lack of remorse for the Holocaust during a speech on Monday is causing a chorus of criticism from Israelis who think he glossed over the genocide and failed to apologize for what many Israelis believe was Catholic indifference during World War II.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Speaking to participants in an international meeting of Retrouvaille, an organization that helps married couples in crisis, Pope Benedict XVI said marital crises can be overcome and be a “passage to a new phase” of their life together.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Pope Benedict XVI sent a text message on Sept. 8 to everyone who participated in this year’s World Youth Day, marking 50 days since the closing Mass was celebrated in Sydney, Australia.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Pope Benedict took some time during his summer holiday in northern Italy to write a letter of complaint to authorities in the nearby town of Bolzano about a sculpture of a crucified frog that is being displayed in the town’s museum.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer While vastly different in style and approach, Pope Benedict XVI appears to be attracting the same huge numbers of youth to World Youth Day as his predecessor, John Paul II.
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