Monday, November 28, 2005
Joanna Bogle talks about Pope Benedict at Newman House Sunday lunch
On the Feast of Christ the King we welcomed Joanna Bogle as guest speaker at our Sunday lunch. Joanna is a renowned Catholic author who has published a number of works of Catholic interest. (She also happens to be "Auntie Joanna" to our own Gregory Nash, but that's just by-the by!) Joanna's latest book will shortly be published - a biography of our Holy Father Pope Benedict. This was the subject of her talk on 20 November. And what a talk it was! With her usual wit and candour, Joanna introduced us to the life of Joseph Ratzinger, now gloriously reigning as Pope Benedict XVI. She taught us much about his early life, the theological influences which have fashioned him and the events which led up to his election on 19 April this year.