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A Refreshed Benedict XVI Captivates Students with Homily

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A Refreshed Benedict XVI Captivates Students with Homily

Participants in the annual Ratzinger “schulerkreis” study group were overjoyed at seeing the retired pontiff in good health, noting that they were deeply moved by his homily on the triumph of God's love.

“The homily was very moving. It was the Gospel of the day about Cesarea of Philippi where Jesus asks the apostles, 'Who do you say I am?'” Father Vincent Twomey recalled to CNA Aug. 25. “Peter answered 'you are Christ, son of the living God,'” to which Jesus responds: “you are Peter and on this rock I will build my church.”

Noting how “Our Lord didn't build his Church on a theory or a statement, but on a person, relationship with Jesus,” Fr. Twomey stated that Benedict's words were “very moving because the Church where we celebrated was near the place where Peter himself gave his final witness.”
“Benedict XVI talked about how the gates of hell would never prevail. The Church is always the weak player, always under attack but the Church always survives because it is not a human, but a divine entity.” Visit this article to read more.


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