Pope Benedict XVI Says Goodbye to Cardinals Amid Resignation

Pope Benedict 16 BIO

Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) was born on 16 April 1927 in Marktl am Inn, Germany.

In 1953 Fr Ratzinger obtained a doctorate in theology with a thesis entitled: “The People and House of God in St Augustine’s doctrine

of the Church”.

Four years later, he qualified as a university professor. He then taught dogma and fundamental theology at the higher school of

philosophy and theology of Freising; then in Bonn from 1959 to 1969; in Münster from 1963 to 1966; and in Tübingen from 1966 to 1969.

From 1962 to 1965 he was present during all four sessions of the Second Vatican Council as a chief theological advisor to the

Archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Josef Frings.

On 24 March 1977, Pope Paul VI appointed him Archbishop of München und Freising (Munich and Freising).

He was ordained a Bishop on 28 May that same year and was the first diocesan priest in 80 years to take on the pastoral governance of

this large Bavarian Diocese. He chose as his episcopal motto: “Fellow Worker in the Truth” (cf. III Jn 1: 8).

He was created and proclaimed Cardinal by Pope Paul VI in the Consistory of Read the rest of this entry »

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More Resources For Fun Family Projects


If you enjoy building your own projects, then why not build a gazebo. Having gazebo plans will take you through the step-by-step process. All the information, resources and plans can be found free online.

Before you begin building, you need to determine the size and the location. Once that is determined find out if you will be required to obtain a building permit.

Tree house

Get your children excited to play outdoors by building a tree house.

Building a tree house is not an easy project you can complete in a weekend. But it indeed is a fun project that involves the kids. By involving your children you can ask them for ideas as well as show them basic construction.

Before you begin make sure the tree you choose is sturdy and will work good to withstand the weight. It is also a good idea to add support from the tree house base to the ground. Tree house plans, resources and ideas can be seen here.

Adirondack chair

One great looking piece of outdoor furniture every home should have is a pair of Adirondack chairs.

If you browse online you can see many different styles and designs. Most Adirondack chair plans can be found online at no cost.

The cost to build these chairs is very affordable. Most of the wood will consist of 1×4 and 1×6 lumbers. The tools are very common such as a drill and a jigsaw.

The chairs will need to be treated or painted to protect the wood.

Remember to start off with a good set of Adirondack chair plans for best results.

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