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Pope confident God will guide Church in days ahead

Feb 27, 2013 - 04:55 am .- Pope Benedict XVI told the 150,000 people who came to his final general audience that he is filled with trust and peace as he prepares to resign, because the Church is not his but God’s and he will “not let it sink.”

Pope urges conversion in face of modern temptations

Feb 13, 2013 - 10:00 am .- After thanking everyone for their love and prayers since he announced his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on how modern culture frequently offers people the temptation to set aside their faith.

Reason and love are behind Creation, Pope proclaims

Feb 6, 2013 - 08:19 am .- Even with modern scientific advances, it is still right to speak of the beginning of life as “Creation” because the world’s origin is rational and motivated by love, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Pope says Biblical view of God can help fatherhood crisis

Jan 30, 2013 - 08:20 am .- Pope Benedict XVI said the Bible can help clarify the true meaning of being a father during his general audience today.

Jesus' birth should deepen trust in God, Pope teaches

Jan 2, 2013 - 11:13 am .- The birth of Jesus causes joy because it gives us the certainty that God “works wonders in weakness,” Pope Benedict XVI said Jan. 2.

Pope says faith includes trust in dark moments

Dec 19, 2012 - 10:12 am .- Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of reflections on faith this Wednesday, saying that at times it includes an element of darkness.

Pope: Advent is time to focus on God's loving plan

Dec 5, 2012 - 10:31 am .- As the Church celebrates the season of Advent, Pope Benedict said that Catholics should remember “God is present” and recall his “plan of loving goodness.”

Pope counsels parents to share faith with joy, dialogue

Nov 28, 2012 - 10:53 am .- Sharing the faith with children and others should be done in a joyful, clear and simple manner, Pope Benedict said at the Wednesday general audience.

Pope: Faith is reasonable, leads to joyful life

Nov 21, 2012 - 12:38 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of teachings on faith by examining how it is “reasonable and not in conflict with science.”

Pope warns Gaza conflict could spread in Middle East

Nov 21, 2012 - 11:02 am .- Pope Benedict XVI is warning violence could spread through the region, after Israel continued bombing Gaza and a suicide bomb rocked Tel Aviv.

'Practical atheism' more destructive than disbelief, Pope says

Nov 14, 2012 - 10:45 am .- The practical atheism of those who say they are Christian but live as if God does not exist is a greater threat than actual atheism, Pope Benedict XVI said as he presented three ways for people to more fully discover God.

Pope reflects on finding faith in a secular world

Nov 7, 2012 - 01:49 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of teachings on faith by observing that although secularism is on the rise, everyone has a desire for God, and this can be seen in the experience of love.

Faith is lived in community, Pope Benedict reflects

Oct 31, 2012 - 10:19 am .- Although faith is intensely personal, it is necessarily transmitted and lived through relationships with others, Pope Benedict XVI said at his general audience on Wednesday.

Pope says spiritually dry world needs faith of Christians

Oct 24, 2012 - 04:07 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI said at his Oct. 24 general audience that the world’s “spiritual desert” must be transformed into “fertile soil” by Christians who live their faith to its fullest.

Pope will deliver year-long teaching series on restoring faith

Oct 17, 2012 - 01:33 pm .- At his first general audience during the Year of Faith, Pope Benedict XVI initiated a new, year-long cycle of teachings aimed at healing the division between what Christians say they profess, what they actually believe, and how they live their lives.

Pope prays for Middle East Christians in Arabic

Oct 10, 2012 - 02:12 pm .- After his recent visit to the Church in Lebanon, Pope Benedict added Arabic to the list of official languages used at his weekly general audiences, launching the effort by offering the promise of his prayers in Arabic.

Pope calls Vatican II a 'moment of grace' in Church history

Oct 10, 2012 - 10:54 am .- On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s opening, Pope Benedict XVI described it as a “moment of grace” in the recent history of the Church. 

Christians excited to hear Pope's messages in Arabic

Oct 9, 2012 - 12:34 pm .- Arab Christians are reacting positively to the decision to include Arabic as one of the official languages used at the Pope’s weekly general audience.

The liturgy raises hearts to God like no other prayer, Pope says

Sep 26, 2012 - 10:42 am .- Pope Benedict says that the public prayer of the Church, known as the liturgy, is a wonderful school of prayer which raises the human heart to God like no other form of worship.

Pope reflects on prayer in Book of the Apocalypse

Sep 5, 2012 - 11:12 am .- Pope Benedict XVI says the final book of the Bible, which he referred to as the Book of the Apocalypse, provides Christians with a vision of a Church fully in communion with Jesus Christ in prayer.

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