Called to Communion: Understanding the Church Today (Google eBook)

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Ignatius Press, 1996 - Religion - 165 pages
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This is a book of wisdom and insight that explains how providential are the trials through which the Catholic Church is now passing. The need of the Papal Primacy to ensure Christian unity; the true meaning of the Priesthood as a sacrament and not a mere ministry; the necessity of the Eucharist as the Sacrifice of the Savior now offering Himself on our altars; the role of the Bishops as successors of the Apostles, united with the successor of St. Peter, the Bishop of Rome; the value of suffering in union with Christ crucified; the indispensable service of the laity in the apostolate - all these themes receive from Cardinal Ratzinger new clarity and depth.
  

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Review: Called to Communion: Understanding the Church Today

User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

He makes very sophisticated and intelligent arguments, but really he's just going in circles using very abstract and reaching logic. In the end, it's the classic "[X] is tradition because if it didn't deserve to be tradition, then it wouldn't be tradition." Read full review

Review: Called to Communion: Understanding the Church Today

User Review  - Josh - Goodreads

I would want echo a phrase used by Fr. John Hardon, SJ in his review of the book: "Called to Communion is a goldmine of insights." It's a small book. It's a great book. This is one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger is the Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Formerly Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the University of Regensburg.

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