HE Pope’s brother died today, which—for the Extraordinary Form calendar—is the Feast of the Most Precious Blood. (This feast seems to have been eliminated in the Ordinary Form calendar.)
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When Monsignor Georg Ratzinger retired (circa 1994), his brother—Cardinal Ratzinger—gave an interesting address in Regensburg:
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—Taken from the CMAA website.
The man who would later become Pope Benedict XVI defends splitting the Sanctus and Benedictus in the Ordinary Form. This address was translated by Father Robert Skeris (from German into English) in the 1995 edition of the Sacred Music Journal.
While not directly related to the death of Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, if you click here you can see a rare photograph of Josef Cardinal Ratzinger with Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.