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The Letter from Cardinal Ratzinger

By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | Oct 09, 2003

From Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger Prefect of the congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith The Vatican, on behalf of Pope John Paul II

I hasten to assure you of my heartfelt prayers for all those taking part in this convocation. The significance of your meeting is sensed far beyond Plano, and even in this city from which Saint Augustine of Canterbury was sent to confirm and strengthen the preaching of Christ's Gospel in England. Nor can I fail to recall that barely 120 years later, Saint Boniface brought that same Christian faith from England to my own forebears in Germany.

The lives of these saints show us how in the Church of Christ there is a unity in truth and a communion of grace which transcend the borders of any nation. With this in mind, I pray in particular that God's will may be done by all those who seek that unity in the truth, the gift of Christ himself.

With fraternal regards, I remain

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+Joseph cardinal Ratzinger

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  • Posted by: - Oct. 10, 2003 12:44 AM ET USA

    Extreme Catholic: But Roger will not let them. They oppose priestesses, homopriests, and hootenany "Masses." Ergo Roger's "Berlin Wall" erected to keep them out. Talk to people at St. Mary of the Angels in Hollywood, and learn about the anti-Pope Roger.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Oct. 09, 2003 10:01 PM ET USA

    I will say a prayer tonight to the Venerable Newman that the fruits of his Second Spring continue in the Episcopal and Anglican churches. And a prayer for the granting of the gift of Cardinal Ratzinger's tending of the flock on both sides of the Tiber.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 09, 2003 6:55 PM ET USA

    Good letter from the Cardinal! May it do some good for those who are tired of the shifting sands of Episcopal teaching.

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Oct. 09, 2003 2:25 PM ET USA

    Come home to Rome... Come home to Rome... Come home to Rome...

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