Benedict XVI


The 265th Supreme Pontiff of the Church

"Dear brothers and sisters, after the great Pope, John Paul II, the Lord Cardinals have elected me, a simple, humble worker in the Lord's vineyard. I am consoled by the fact that the Lord is able to work and act with insufficient instruments and, above all, I rely on your prayers."


The Rise of Benedict XVI:
The Inside Story of How He Was Elected and Where He Will Take the Church

John Allen

We Have a Pope! Benedict XVI
Matthew Bunson

Let God's Light Shine Forth:
The Spiritual Vision of Pope Benedict XVI

Robert Moynihan

God's Choice: Benedict XVI and the Future of the Catholic Church
George Weigel

Catholic Matters: Confusion, Controversy and the Splendor of Truth
Richard Neuhaus


Benedict XVI Blog
Unofficial blog covering His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict Fan Club
Includes extensive library of on line documents written by Cardinal Ratzinger

The Significance of the Name

Benedict XVI / Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith

Popular Writings

  • Pilgrim Fellowship Of Faith:
    The Church As Communion

    by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
    Ignatius Press (April 1, 2005)

  • The End of Time?
    The Provocation of Talking about God

    by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Editor)
    Paulist Press (January 3, 2005)

  • Introduction To Christianity
    by Joseph Ratzinger, J. R. Foster(Translator),
    Michael J. Miller (Translator)

    Ignatius Press (November 30, 2004)  

  • Truth And Tolerance:
    Christian Belief And World Religions

    by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Henry Taylor (Translator)
    Ignatius Press (October 31, 2004)

  • God Is Near Us: The Eucharist, the Heart of Life
    by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Otto Horn,
    Vinzenz Pfnur
    , Henry Taylor (Translator)
    Ignatius Press (June 1, 2003)

  • God and the World:
    A Conversation With Peter Seewald

    by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Peter Seewald, Henry Taylor (Translator)
    Ignatius Press (August 1, 2002)

  • The Spirit of the Liturgy
    by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, John Saward (Translator)
    Ignatius Press (September 1, 2000)

  • A Turning Point for Europe: Church in the Modern World - Assessment and Forecast 
    by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
    Ignatius Press (June, 1994)

  • The Ratzinger Report:
    An Interview on the State of the Church

    Ignatius Press (June 1, 1985)

  • Co-Workers of the Truth:
    Meditations for Every Day

    by Joseph Ratzinger
    Ignatius Press (December 1, 1992)

  • Behold the Pierced One
    by Joseph Ratzinger (February 1, 1987)

  • Feast of Faith
    by Joseph Ratzinger
    Ignatius Press (May 1, 1986)

  • Kardinal Ratzinger
    by John Allen
    Patmos (February 1, 2002)

  • Cardinal Ratzinger:
    The Vatican's Enforcer of the Faith

    by John Allen
    Continuum International Publishing Group
    Reprint edition (November 1, 2001)

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