Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Why "Benedict"?

pope-benedict-xv, originally uploaded by OC Chronicle.

There is symbolism in all things that Popes do and Pope Benedict XVI hascontinued this with the selection of his name. Benedict XV was Pope forseven years at the beginning of the 20th Century. His Papacy is most notedfor his continuation of the man he followed, Saint Pius X, a truly greatand important Pope who bridged the 19th and 20th centuries and fought againstthe modernism movement with great emphasis on the catechism and the importanceof sdaily communioun. Sound familiar?

Is it possible that by selectingBenedict XVI, our Holy Father acknowledges that his most important duty isto validate and continue Pope John Paul II's Papacy and to re-inforce hismessage to the Church?

More on Benedict XV here.
More on More on St. Pius X here.
Catholic Blogs here.

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