Pope's brother attends the Traditional Mass

Well the Holy Father has not yet had the Mass celebrated in his presence, but at least his older brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, notable musician and Canon of the Cathedral of Regensburg, attended one at the Collegiate Church of St John in Regensburg.

cathcon.blogspot.com/2007/09/popes-brother-attends-latin-mass-in.html

Do you think the Pope’s brother will say a TLM?

Beautiful altar. I wonder what the painting looks like. Maybe the brother could be next in line for Pope.

He’s older and he suffers from some bad eye problem, macular degeneration, I think, may God bless him.

Oh well. Thanks. He looks pretty good for his age though.

Besides, God willing, perhaps Pope Benedict will live to an age comparable with Pope Leo XIII, who died at the age of 93. He’s in much better shape at 80 than Pope John Paul was at the same age.

Georg Ratzinger is the older brother, is niether a bishop or a cardinal, and he is retired (his post as Canon is only honorary), so I would not think that he is destined to be Pope.

[quote=JKirkLVNV]Besides, God willing, perhaps Pope Benedict will live to an age comparable with Pope Leo XIII, who died at the age of 93. He’s in much better shape at 80 than Pope John Paul was at the same age.
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That isnt much of a comparison though- Pope Benedict does not suffer from either Parkinsons disease or the aftermath of a bullet that took out part of his colon.

Pope Benedict has had a mild stroke in the past though, hasn’t he?:frowning:

I hope he lives to 120 years old!!! That would be like Moses! :smiley:

Wasn’t Moses’ age determined by a lunar calender though? :smiley:

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Being retired would not be an impedient to saying a TLM. There is a retired priest in residence at my parish. He said that he is brushing up on his Latin, so he can say a TLM. He may train my pastor and associate priest because they do not know any Latin (they were not taught it in the seminary). Once a man is ordained, he is always a priest. Even if he retires, he still can say Mass and hear confessions.

Being retired would not be an impedient to saying a TLM. There is a retired priest in residence at my parish. He said that he is brushing up on his Latin, so he can say a TLM. He may train my pastor and associate priest because they do not know any Latin (they were not taught it in the seminary). Once a man is ordained, he is always a priest. Even if he retires, he still can say Mass and hear confessions.

I believe the reference to Msgr. Ratzinger’s retirement was in response to one member’s wondering if he could be in line for the papacy, rather than any question regarding his celebration of Mass.

Shhhhh!!!

So???

I’m sorry, but to me, this just seems so, so, so paparazzi.

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