Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Pope Writing New Book and New Encyclical

The Pope is busy. Over the past few days we saw the release of the long-awaited Motu Proprio on the Mass of Bl. John XXIII and a new document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith which supplies official interpretation to Lumen Gentium. In addition, the Pope announced to reporters on Monday that he will be spending his summer vacation writing volume two of Jesus of Nazareth and working on a new encyclical.

Pope Benedict XVI said Monday he plans to use his nearly three-week-long vacation in the Italian mountains to write a new book and said he was also preparing a new encyclical.

Benedict spoke briefly to reporters as he arrived at a church-owned villa in Lorenzago di Cadore, in the mountains near Italy's border with Austria. He said he hopes to work on the second volume of the book "Jesus of Nazareth." The first volume was published earlier this year.

"It's in God's hands," he said. "I hope to write some pages here."


DimBulb said...

Any indication what the new encyclical will deal with?

I also understand that his catechetical talks on the Church will be available in book form soon.

Irenaeus said...

I hope he does an encyclical or MP every month. He's alienating all the right people:)

Anonymous said...

I have loved this pope from the start and I love him more every day.

Anonymous said...

Michael, can you post your commentary on Benedict's reineration of the Catholic Church's direct lineage to Christ and the little "c" church status of the protestant churches.