Cardinal John Henry Newman

“To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.” Some views on the person, and the speech of the then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger about his personal appreciation of Cardinal Newman (1990) 11 August 2020 marks the 130th anniversary of the death of Cardinal John Henry Newman, who was beatified on […]

“To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.”

Some views on the person, and the speech of the then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger about his personal appreciation of Cardinal Newman (1990)

11 August 2020 marks the 130th anniversary of the death of Cardinal John Henry Newman, who was beatified on 19 September 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI and canonized on 13 October 2019 by Pope Francis.

Questions that paintings pose, 1: Rabbi Jesus on the run

What does the picture show us, painted in the form and size of an altarpiece?

With this oil painting we wish to open a small cycle, with the intention of illuminating a smouldering wound on the body of the Church. For only in perceiving and looking unsparingly at a catastrophic injury, can the first step to healing be taken.

What are we missing? Sunday mass in the period of the Corona crisis

Not for all Christians, but for many the Sunday assembly of the Church is the pivotal point of the week. But what happens now, as no Sunday mass takes place? What is the purpose of Sunday mass? And are we really left
with nothing when the church is closed? The following article calls your attention to some special aspects to take into consideration for this special Lent (and perhaps beyond that, Easter time) of 2020.

by Prof. Achim Buckenmaier

Book presentation: Benedict XVI in dialogue with Rabbi Arie Folger

On 16 May 2019 at the Lateran University in Rome, the Chair for the Theology of the People of God presented the Italian translation of the correspondence between Pope em. Benedict XVI and the Viennese Chief Rabbi Arie Folger.

On 16 May 2019 at the Lateran University in Rome, the Chair for the Theology of the People of God presented the Italian translation of the correspondence between Pope em. Benedict XVI and the Viennese Chief Rabbi Arie Folger. This correspondence was published by the Italian Benedict biographer Elio Guerriero. After Pope em. Benedict had published a contribution on the relationship of Judaism and Christianity in 2018, Chief Rabbi Folger wrote in the summer of the same year a remarkable response. This led to an important and positive exchange which was important for the ongoing dialogue.

At the event in a fully packed lecture hall, the speakers were Chief Rabbi Arie Folger, Vienna, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Prefect of the Pontifical House and Private Secretary of Pope em. Benedict XVI, Dr. Andrea Monda, director of the Osservatore Romano, Dr. Elio Guerriero, author and publisher as well as Prof. Achim Buckenmaier, director of the Chair for the Theology of the people of God.

The book is published by the publishing house San Paolo and with the title:

Benedetto XVI in dialogo con il rabbino Arie Folger: Ebrei e cristiani.
A cura di Elio Guerriero. Cinisello Balsamo: San Paolo, 2019