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Pope Benedict’s ‘Infancy Narratives’

Father C.J. McCloskey doesn’t disappoint in his latest article, a review of “Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives” by Pope Benedict XVI

 More Wise Insights From the Pope

Infancy Narratives Caps Benedict XVI’s Trilogy on Christ

by Father C.J. McCloskey, Special to the Register Saturday, Dec 15, 2012 10:22 AM

Jesus of Nazareth - The Infancy NarrativesWell, we are now officially in Advent, preparing ourselves for the celebration of the birth of Our Savior in this new liturgical year.

Many of us may be somewhat depressed with the state of the U.S. economy or the recent national elections, but, remember, we can and must believe what Pope Benedict XVI told Americans in 2008, “God is preparing a new springtime for Christianity.”

Remember, the Church has never stopped growing from the time of the Savior’s birth, and that persecution has been with us from the beginning and will be with us until the Second Coming, when all will be settled perfectly and justly. …

As you know, Pope Benedict has followed the example of Blessed Pope John Paul II: not simply being content with writing magisterial documents, but continuing his academic work as arguably one of the best theologians of the last century and most certainly the greatest of this new century. …

I read the 179-page book in one sitting and plan to reread it before Christmas. You may think you know the story well, but you surely will be delighted at Pope Benedict’s well-founded and sometimes-astonishing insights.

Opus Dei Father C.J. McCloskey III is a Church historian and research fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute in Washington.

Read the entire delightful review @ http://www.ncregister.com/site/article/more-wise-insights-from-the-pope/#ixzz2FASVGyWT

And of course you can buy the book by clicking on any of my Amazon widgets. Merry Christmas!

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