NEW Fr. Z Swag Available: Pope BENEDICT XIV Lambertini (1740-1758)
The XIVth Popes are pretty impressive Pontiffs.
We know and love Papa Ganganelli – Clement XIV of Happy Memory – in particular for his suppression of the Jesuits.
But let us also consider the greatness of Papa Lambertini – Benedict XIV of especially Happy Memory – for his many gifts as a scholar and jurist, as a humanist and wit.
If Clement XIV is famous for having given the Jesuits their due, Benedict XIV was the Pope to whom canonists and those who work on causes of saints refer to as “The Legislator”. We are still – with some changes here and there – using his basic process for beatification