On December 31, 2022, BENEDICT XVI ascended to heaven, the second Pope to renounce the Pontifical Office (after Celestine V) and the first to adopt the title of Pope Emeritus. Joseph Ratzinger dies at 9:34 on the last day of the year after days in which the media had talked about the precarious health conditions of the former pontiff. Pope Ratzinger was a fundamental Pontiff. He was the one who had to fill the legacy of the long pontificate of John Paul II. For many he was a Pontiff overshadowed by many problems that gripped and still gripped the church. In reality Ratzinger was an example of rigor and faith, although not as ostentatious as his predecessor. It was Ratzinger who dictated the first guidelines with the fundamental criteria: to inform the Holy See, to follow the provisions of civil justice and to remove suspicion from pastoral activities. Five years after the election, in July 2010, new changes were made to the norms of “De delictis gravioribus” drawn up by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, changes approved by the Pope himself.
However, there are some obscure and questionable themes: many media have written that the Pope Emeritus never expressed a word of solidarity with the family of Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of the Vatican clerk who disappeared into thin air on June 22, 1983. A complex and obscure story to which a solution has never been reached, not even with the most disparate conjectures over the course of these decades. In any case, the girl’s tragic mystery occurred when Ratzinger was not yet Pope. After about 8 years of pontificate, Pope Benedict XVI resigns to the amazement of many faithful and even lay people. The real reason for Benedict XVI’s resignation has never been fully clarified, although he has spoken of it on a few occasions. For example, he denied that he was forced to resign, or that he was influenced, always saying that he acted “in complete freedom”. And on the day of his resignation he said that «in order to steer the barque of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, vigor of both body and soul is also necessary, vigor which, in recent months, has diminished in me to such an extent that I have to recognize my inability to properly administer the ministry entrusted to me”
Everyone would like their year to be filled with joy, health and prosperity. Unfortunately, reality wants people to live in imperfect relationships made up of perfect ideals only in their theory. However, this should not discourage that the main objective and horizon of life is hope, hope in everything, but in particular the hope of being able to live in peace and joy with others. Happy 2023 to those who are filled with a spirit of peace.
The new year has arrived: 2023. Everywhere in the world we celebrate the new year but not on the same date and above all not in the same way. However the new year brings with it the hope of a better life… 2022 was a bitter year for Europe: war! In fact, the conflict in Ukraine has caused bills to rise, forcing many traders to close their businesses. The war in Ukraine obviously doesn’t affect all the countries of the world equally… the most distant countries see the conflict as something unknown… but everyone should hope that in the new year there will be peace.
on the first day of the year it was a must to put this song
No más champagne, La bengala se apagó Solo tú, sola yo, El festejo ya pasó Es el fin de la fiesta Y hay un gris amanecer Dónde está ese ayer Que debemos proponer Felicidad, felicidad Al brindar les deseamos de ahora en más Paz, amor en donde reine la amistad Felicidad, felicidad Al rogar esperanza de cambiar Sin dejar al desaliento dominar Y triunfar Y cuando veo Ese mundo que vendrá Nuevo al fin llegará De cenizas surgirá Gente equivocada Que pretende estar muy bien Se los ve arrastrar Pies de barro y caminar Sin saber por donde andar Felicidad, felicidad Al brindar les deseamos de ahora en más Paz, amor en donde reine la amistad Felicidad, felicidad Al rogar esperanza de cambiar Sin dejar al desaliento dominar Y así triunfar Creo entender Que los sueños son infiel Al morir no son más Que confites y papel Es el tiempo pasado Why en los años que vendrán Quien podrá predecir Qué depara el porvenir Que nos falta por vivir Felicidad, felicidad Al brindar les deseamos de ahora en más Paz, amor en donde reine la amistad Felicidad, felicidad Al rogar esperanza de cambiar Sin dejar al desaliento dominar Y así, triunfar
The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. ~ John Muir Sunrise from Eastern Neck…
My Favorite Bird Photos From My Backyard Well here we are. It is a new year and that means the best of posts can really start flowing in. From day one this blog has always been about learning and growing as a photographer. One way that really helps me to do that is to put […]