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Website Review: The Cardinal Ratzinger Fan Club

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On April 19, 2005, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger was elected by his fellow Cardinals to the throne of St. Peter, Bishop of Rome. The Cardinal Ratzinger Fan Club remains as a tribute to Joseph, now Benedict, for his service to the Church — an online resource for his writings and addresses as priest, prefect and theologian prior to his election. Because of the nature of the Cardinal's work as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the resources provided are extensive, reliable, and cover a wide variety of topics related to the Faith. This site also includes a collection of thought provoking articles by other authors on related topics, making this a great place to visit for information on important current and historical debates.

Review Ratings what do these ratings mean?

First Evaluated: 07/02/2004; Last Updated: 05/21/2014

  1. Fidelity: Excellent
  2. Resources: Excellent
  3. Useability: Excellent


  • Ratzinger in the News  Resources 
  • A list of resources by and about Cardinal Ratzinger available on the web  Resources 
  • A list of recommended reading for inquiring Catholics  Resources 
  • Online discussion of topics by and about Cardinal Ratzinger as well as general issues of faith and theology  Resources 
  • Ratzinger Fan Club Giftshop  Resources 
  • Biographical information  Resources 
  • Collections of articles on topics such as Just War theory, Jewish-Christian relations, and the Church and the Liberal Tradition  Resources 
  • Archives of: Richard J. Neuhaus, Pope John Paul II, Avery Dulles, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Just War, Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust, the Da Vinci Code, Tolkien  Resources 


  • Other: A few of the excellent articles linked are found at sites that are overall unreliable. Example(s)
  • Other: Though there are strict rules about posting content, the forum is open and posting is unmoderated.


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