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Here is something that was supposed to go up on June 29th, but, um, didn’t. But the links may interest some of you, even late:

Today is the sixtieth anniversary of Joseph Ratzinger’s ordination to the priesthood. Someone has found and posted a movie of parts of the service . You can see the young Ratzinger, just ordained, in the procession from about 4:50 to 4:55.

Here are a few Benedict links:

The biography from the Vatican website .

The texts of Benedict’s  encyclicals and other writings .

The official site for his visit to England .

The Pope Benedict XVI Fan Club , which includes his writings as cardinal .

His 1998 Erasmus Lecture (that’s our lecture series, by the way): Biblical Interpretation in Crisis .

Avery Cardinal Dulles’ From Ratzinger to Benedict .

R. R. Reno’s The Pontificate of Continuity .

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