The Ratzinger Report: An Exclusive Interview on the State of the Church

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Ignatius Press, 1985 - Religion - 197 pages
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Cardinal Ratzinger speaks candidly and forcefully about the state of the Church in the Post-Vatican II era.

Here is the complete text of a meeting many have called a "historical turnabout" in the Church. The roots of the crisis that has troubled Catholics in the twenty years since the Council are analyzed with forthright clarity by one of the most authoritative voices in the Vatican. Here is a clear and uncompromising report on the dangers that threaten the Faith, from one who every day receives the most reliable information from every continent. Yet Ratzinger's observations are as hopeful and balanced as they are clear-sighted, forcefully re-affirming the immense and positive work of Vatican II, whose genuine fruits this book provides a guideline for achieving.

 

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An interesting, if sometimes drily-expressed, exposition of the thought of Benedict XVI on trends and tendencies in the Church whilst still Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the ... Read full review

Contents

AN UNUSUAL ENCOUNTER
9
A COUNCIL TO BE REDISCOVERED
27
AMONG PRIESTS AND BISHOPS
55
DANGER SIGNS
71
THE DRAMA OF MORALITY
83
WOMEN A WOMAN
93
A SPIRITUALITY FOR TODAY
113
BETWEEN OLD AND NEW
119
ON SOME LAST THINGS
135
BRETHREN BUT SEPARATED
155
A CERTAIN LIBERATION
169
PROCLAIMING CHRIST AGAIN
191
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About the author (1985)

Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI)  is recognized as one of the most brilliant theologians and spiritual leaders of our age. As pope he authored the best-selling Jesus of Nazareth. Prior to his pontificate, he wrote many influential books important for the contemporary Church, such as  Introduction to Christianity and The Spirit of the Liturgy.

Vittorio Messori is an acclaimed Italian journalist and author. Among his most influential books is The Ratzinger Report, with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger who became Pope Benedict XVI. He also conducted the first book-length interview with Pope John Paul II, published under the pope's authorship and the title Crossing the Threshold of Hope.

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