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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PopeBenedict XVI has written another great book.

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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On April 19, 2005, CARDINAL JOSEPH RATZINGER was elected POPE BENEDICT XVI and became the 264th successor to Peter as the "Vicar of Jesus Christ." He may well be the most accomplished theologian to be elected Pope in modern times. Beginning in 1981 he spent over 20 years as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a role often depicted as the "defender of the faith." Cardinal Ratzinger was also President of the Pontifical Biblical Commission and of the Preparatory Commission that codified the new "Catechism of the Catholic Church," published in 1994.

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