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June 27, 2000 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of Roman Catholicism's most tantalizing secrets came to an anticlimactic end Monday as the Vatican unveiled a 62-line handwritten account by Lucia de Jesus dos Santos of what she saw as a 10-year-old shepherd in a pasture near Fatima, Portugal, on July 13, 1917. The text describes a radiant Virgin Mary, a flaming sword and a "Bishop dressed in White," presumed to be a pope, who leads a sad procession of priests and nuns up a mountain through a half-ruined city strewn with corpses.
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April 20, 2005 | From Associated Press
The selection of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the new pope Tuesday led to immediate demand for his many books. "We're being overwhelmed with orders," said Anthony Ryan, director of marketing for Ignatius Press, a nonprofit, San Francisco-based publisher that has issued the German-born Ratzinger's works in English for more than 20 years. Within hours of the announcement, several books by Ratzinger jumped onto the bestseller list of Amazon.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1988 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
The Vatican's influential Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who upset Jewish leaders last year with published remarks suggesting that Judaism finds its fulfillment in Christianity, told reporters here that Roman Catholics do respect the Jews' understanding of their own Scripture and faith. "They are the owners of the Old Testament," he said.
WORLD
April 20, 2005 | Tracy Wilkinson and Geraldine Baum, Times Staff Writers
Joseph Ratzinger, a renowned theologian and hard-line enforcer of Catholic Church doctrine for the last two decades, was chosen Tuesday to succeed his friend and close ally Pope John Paul II. Ratzinger, 78, became Pope Benedict XVI, the 265th leader of the world's largest and most powerful Christian institution.
NEWS
February 13, 1999 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the Vatican's chief doctrinal watchdog, wrapped up a three-day conference with U.S, Canadian and Pacific doctrine committees Friday by restating the Roman Catholic Church's opposition to abortion and homosexual acts, while the group praised feminist theology for its contribution to understanding the love of God.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1993 | From Religious News Service
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, powerful overseer of doctrine for the Roman Catholic Church, says he would like to see altars in Catholic churches turned around again. After years in which priests celebrated Mass with their backs turned to worshipers, altars were repositioned after the Second Vatican Council (1963-65) so that the priest could face the people. In recent interviews, the cardinal was quick to say he is not advocating an immediate change, but is taking a longer view.
WORLD
April 14, 2005 | Tracy Wilkinson and Richard Boudreaux, Times Staff Writers
When he led the funeral Mass for Pope John Paul II, he spoke emotionally of his departed brother and quoted Jesus: "Follow me." Every day since, he has been seen directing the business of a fatherless church. And on Wednesday, a newspaper published excerpts of his latest book, "Values in Times of Upheaval," ruminations on the besieged soul of Christian Europe.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2005 | From Associated Press
The selection of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the new pope Tuesday led to immediate demand for his many books. "We're being overwhelmed with orders," said Anthony Ryan, director of marketing for Ignatius Press, a nonprofit, San Francisco-based publisher that has issued the German-born Ratzinger's works in English for more than 20 years. Within hours of the announcement, several books by Ratzinger jumped onto the bestseller list of Amazon.
WORLD
April 20, 2005 | Tracy Wilkinson and Geraldine Baum, Times Staff Writers
Joseph Ratzinger, a renowned theologian and hard-line enforcer of Catholic Church doctrine for the last two decades, was chosen Tuesday to succeed his friend and close ally Pope John Paul II. Ratzinger, 78, became Pope Benedict XVI, the 265th leader of the world's largest and most powerful Christian institution.
WORLD
April 19, 2005 | Richard Boudreaux and Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writers
A leading contender to head the Roman Catholic Church demanded a rigid defense of its traditional moral teachings Monday as he and 114 fellow cardinals convened to elect a successor to Pope John Paul II. Their first session ended at dusk after an inconclusive first ballot. In a centuries-old ritual wrapped in solemn pageantry, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger led the cardinals in a morning Mass in St. Peter's Basilica and an afternoon procession into the Sistine Chapel.
WORLD
April 20, 2005 | Richard Boudreaux, Times Staff Writer
Benedict XVI may travel less than his globetrotting predecessor, but few expect him to act like a "caretaker" pope. Instead, the 78-year-old pontiff is expected to pursue an activist agenda, topped by a mission to revitalize the Roman Catholic faith and identity where it is threatened by secularism, particularly in Europe.
WORLD
April 19, 2005 | Richard Boudreaux and Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writers
A leading contender to head the Roman Catholic Church demanded a rigid defense of its traditional moral teachings Monday as he and 114 fellow cardinals convened to elect a successor to Pope John Paul II. Their first session ended at dusk after an inconclusive first ballot. In a centuries-old ritual wrapped in solemn pageantry, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger led the cardinals in a morning Mass in St. Peter's Basilica and an afternoon procession into the Sistine Chapel.
WORLD
April 14, 2005 | Tracy Wilkinson and Richard Boudreaux, Times Staff Writers
When he led the funeral Mass for Pope John Paul II, he spoke emotionally of his departed brother and quoted Jesus: "Follow me." Every day since, he has been seen directing the business of a fatherless church. And on Wednesday, a newspaper published excerpts of his latest book, "Values in Times of Upheaval," ruminations on the besieged soul of Christian Europe.
NEWS
June 27, 2000 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of Roman Catholicism's most tantalizing secrets came to an anticlimactic end Monday as the Vatican unveiled a 62-line handwritten account by Lucia de Jesus dos Santos of what she saw as a 10-year-old shepherd in a pasture near Fatima, Portugal, on July 13, 1917. The text describes a radiant Virgin Mary, a flaming sword and a "Bishop dressed in White," presumed to be a pope, who leads a sad procession of priests and nuns up a mountain through a half-ruined city strewn with corpses.
NEWS
February 13, 1999 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the Vatican's chief doctrinal watchdog, wrapped up a three-day conference with U.S, Canadian and Pacific doctrine committees Friday by restating the Roman Catholic Church's opposition to abortion and homosexual acts, while the group praised feminist theology for its contribution to understanding the love of God.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1993 | From Religious News Service
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, powerful overseer of doctrine for the Roman Catholic Church, says he would like to see altars in Catholic churches turned around again. After years in which priests celebrated Mass with their backs turned to worshipers, altars were repositioned after the Second Vatican Council (1963-65) so that the priest could face the people. In recent interviews, the cardinal was quick to say he is not advocating an immediate change, but is taking a longer view.
WORLD
April 20, 2005 | Richard Boudreaux, Times Staff Writer
Benedict XVI may travel less than his globetrotting predecessor, but few expect him to act like a "caretaker" pope. Instead, the 78-year-old pontiff is expected to pursue an activist agenda, topped by a mission to revitalize the Roman Catholic faith and identity where it is threatened by secularism, particularly in Europe.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 1991 | Reuters
Pope John Paul II has confirmed the controversial and conservative Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as head of the Roman Catholic Church's doctrinal office for a third five-year term, a Vatican spokesman said this week. Ratzinger, 64, was first appointed by the Pope in 1981 to head the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the department that is the modern-day descendant of the Inquisition.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 1991 | Reuters
Pope John Paul II has confirmed the controversial and conservative Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as head of the Roman Catholic Church's doctrinal office for a third five-year term, a Vatican spokesman said this week. Ratzinger, 64, was first appointed by the Pope in 1981 to head the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the department that is the modern-day descendant of the Inquisition.
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