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Offline lubeltri

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LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Pope Benedict XVI
« on: November 25, 2010, 12:25:36 PM »
My copy came in the mail yesterday, and I read about 40 pages last night. So far it is great!

The questions range from personal (like what went through his mind when he was elected pope, what he does in his private time, what TV programs he likes, how he prays) to topics about the challenges in the wider world and the Catholic Church.

I was impressed that he said one of the "consolations" which help him through his enormous and strenuous job is reading the Church Fathers. Not surprised, but impressed! He's probably our most patristic Pope in centuries.

I'll have more comments later.

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Re: LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Pope Benedict XVI
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 05:18:46 AM »
Got more comments on the book?

Am I an ecumenist if I like Pope Benedict?
“There is your brother, naked, crying, and you stand there confused over the choice of an attractive floor covering.”

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Re: LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Pope Benedict XVI
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 12:13:20 PM »
Every single book of his I've read so far has been pretty good so this can't be bad either. Viva il papa!
I just need to find out how to say it in Slavonic!

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Re: LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Pope Benedict XVI
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011, 11:15:06 PM »
It's incredible how much impact a figure like that can have.

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Re: LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Pope Benedict XVI
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2011, 12:26:03 AM »
I think it's pretty crazy that anyone cares what TV shows he likes.

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Re: LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Pope Benedict XVI
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2011, 12:42:08 AM »
True enough, its odd. That is rock star stuff for sure. :)

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Re: LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Pope Benedict XVI
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011, 01:08:38 AM »
The hits just keep on comin'!  ;D

His latest is shipping next week!