Pope Benedict XVI: May 2007 Archives

More reviews of Jesus of Nazareth


They're coming in a little heavier now

  • John Peter Pham, writing for PBS: The Key to the Keeper of the Keys - I haven't read this one yet, but it should be the most interesting of the bunch cited here.

  • The UK Times is, with reservations, impressed, though the reviewer is for some reason astonished (astonished!) that Benedict to an extent accepts some of the results of modern exegesis.

  • Time Magazine profiles a rabbi mentioned prominently in the book.

  • John Allen had a review back when the Italian edition came out. This week, he blogs Cardinal Martini's warm comments at the release of the French edition.

  • Reviewer for the UK Times online can't believe the Pope is Catholic.


  • Father Joseph O'Leary has a review too lengthy for me to read, but others may want to give it a shot. I'll give you a hint of his take: "One must declare groundless Benedict’s appeal to “canonical exegesis”, an exercise in biblical theology whereby any text from the Old or the New Testament can serve to explain any other biblical text."

  • Zadok had Initial Thoughts when the Italian edition first came out and has blogged much since.

  • At dotCommonweal, Lawrence Cunningham enjoyed the book and has several observations.


More to come, I'm sure!

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Ad Multos Annos!


This is somewhat belated, but it just came online. The March issue of the Italian monthly 30 Days just came online, and the whole issue consists of tribute to Pope Benedict XVI on the occasion of his 80th birthday written by various cardinals from around the world.

Check it out here.

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The Pope to Youth


The Holy Father held a rally with the youth of Brazil and Latin America on Friday. These addresses have a special place in my heart, so here's the whole English translation from Zenit:

My dear young friends!

"If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor … and come, follow me" (Mt 19:21).

1. I was particularly eager to include a meeting with you during this my first journey to Latin America. I have come to inaugurate the Fifth General Conference of the Bishops of Latin America which, according to my wish, will take place at Aparecida, here in Brazil, at the Shrine of Our Lady. It is she who leads us to the feet of Jesus so that we can learn his teachings about the Kingdom, and it is she who stirs us up to be his missionaries so that the people of this "Continent of Hope" may have full life in him.

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The Pope in Brazil


John Allen is traveling with the pope and seems to be live-blogging the trip. Good stuff as usual.

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