Benedict XVI: 1927-2022. Updated.

Benedict / Ratzinger Essays on Theology and History below.

Benedict XVI — Priest, Prefect, Pope, Rest in Peace. With the pope emeritus’ death, the Catholic Church loses one of the greatest minds in its 2,000-year history. … Read here.

Benedict XVI’s Secretary’s New Book.

Joseph Pearce: Benedict XVI. Defender of the Faith

Benedict XVI, Vatican II, and the “hermeneutic of reform”. “Benedict XVI advocates a “hermeneutic of reform”, which recognizes the necessity of essential continuity in fundamental doctrine, while bringing about a measure of change and thus of discontinuity in certain areas, as part of needed reform and doctrinal development, in light of changed historical circumstances and modern challenges…” More…

Doctor of the Church

Benedict XVI “is, arguably, one of the most eminently qualified candidates in Church history. Benedict XVI authored more than 60 books, memorable and important encyclicals, more than a thousand academic articles, countless speeches and commentaries, and even prayers. He is considered one of the greatest and most faithful theologians in the history of the Church, and his vast body of teachings only continued after his election as pope in 2005.” … More

Larry Chapp: Joseph Ratzinger, Breathtakingly Brilliant Theologian

“…while he was still alive, and during most of his career, there was no shortage of those who sought to pigeonhole him as either an “archconservative” and rigidly doctrinaire “Panzer Cardinal” or, conversely, as a dangerous “modernist liberal.” I think most of these caricatures are just so much fiddle-faddle.”

Catholic News Agency

“In a written statement on the morning of Dec. 31, Bruni said: “With sorrow I inform you that the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, passed away today at 9:34 in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican.”

The Vatican announced Saturday that the funeral Mass of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, in St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Francis will preside over the funeral, which, in keeping with Benedict’s wishes, “will be carried out under the sign of simplicity,” Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said.

Benedict’s death, at the age of 95, was announced in Rome on Dec. 31. His body will lie in state in St. Peter’s Basilica from the morning of Monday, Jan. 2, 2023.

The Pope’s last words

Burial tomb

Report: Biden will not attend Benedict’s funeral in accordance with the late Pope’s wishes

At the end of his weekly public audience, Pope Francis had asked for prayers for Benedict XVI’s health.” — Catholic News Agency

John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and a New World Order

Benedict XVI: Sexual, Theological Corruption At Root of Abuse Crisis

Biblical Interpretation in Crisis

Ratzinger on Reasons for Vatican II

Ratzinger on the blurring of genders

How the Sixties Changed Ratzinger

Archbishop Ganswein: Progressivist Forces Want to Destroy Benedict XVI’s Life and Work

The Kasper – Razinger Debate

Damian Thompson on Benedict

Cardinal Pell Dies