Pope Benedict Xvi Quotes

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Benedict XVI
“Truth is not determined by a majority vote.”
Pope Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI
“Are we not perhaps all afraid in some way? If we let Christ enter fully into our lives, if we open ourselves totally to him, are we not afraid that He might take something away from us? Are we not perhaps afraid to give up something significant, something unique, something that makes life so beautiful? Do we not then risk ending up diminished and deprived of our freedom? . . . No! If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great. No! Only in this friendship are the doors of life opened wide. Only in this friendship is the great potential of human existence truly revealed. Only in this friendship do we experience beauty and liberation. And so, today, with great strength and great conviction, on the basis of long personal experience of life, I say to you, dear young people: Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. When we give ourselves to him, we receive a hundredfold in return. Yes, open, open wide the doors to Christ – and you will find true life. Amen.”
Pope Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI
“Evil draws its power from indecision and concern for what other people think.”
Pope Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI
“To be sure, it was not Easter Sunday but Holy Saturday, but, the more I reflect on it, the more this seems to be fitting for the nature of our human life: we are still awaiting Easter; we are not yet standing in the full light but walking toward it full of trust.”
Pope Benedict XVI, Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977

Dave Champion
“The definition of irony - A Pope who refuses to give law enforcement the names of hundreds (or maybe thousands) of predatory homosexual pedophile priests around the world, then claiming that gay marriage will be the world's undoing. (Speaking of Benedict the XVI.)”
Dave Champion

“Religion is the most powerful entity on earth. A phenomenon that has conscripted millions to give or sacrifice their lives without so much as a minuscule query about their chosen beliefs or particular ideology. And today thousands of years on despite the huge advent, discovery and the advance of science forensic or otherwise, millions are still prepared and equipped to fall or kill in the name of their God, their Holy Scriptures, their messengers, their prophets and their faith’.”
Cal Sarwar

Benedict XVI
“His[Jesus'] death on the Cross is the culmination of that turning of God against himself in which he gives himself in order to raise man up and save him. This is love in its most radical form.”
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

“Some argue that in time there was a noticeable change in Ratzinger's position held during the Council. However, as he himself said, and others would say about him, "It is not Ratzinger who has somehow changed and suddenly become reactionary and conservative. It is the secular culture that has drifted beyond the pale.”
Gediminas T. Jankunas, The Dictatorship of Relativism: Pope Benedict XVI's Response

Scott Hahn
“To be a father means above all to be at the service of life and growth”
Scott Hahn, Joy to the World: How Christ's Coming Changed Everything

John Irving
“El papa Benedicto XVI había dicho que la pederastia se consideraba normal hasta fecha tan reciente como los años setenta.
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- Benedicto dijo: "Nada es bueno o malo en sí mismo". Dijo "nada", Clark -repitió Juan Diego a su exalumno-. La pederastia no es "nada"; seguramente la pederastia sí es "mala en sí misma", Clark.”
John Irving, Avenue of Mysteries

Taylor R. Marshall
“On 28 February 2013, the unimaginable happened: Pope Benedict XVI resigned the papacy and flew off in a helicopter as the world watched, baffled. Benedict was the first pope to resign since Pope Gregory XII in 1415, almost 598 years before.”
Dr. Taylor Reed Marshall, Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within

Taylor R. Marshall
“many faithful have concluded that Pope Benedict remains pope and that Pope Francis is an antipope without the charism and protection of the papacy.”
Dr. Taylor Reed Marshall, Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within