Joseph Ratzinger—What Will the Church Look Like in 2000?
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Preview: "The real crisis has scarcely begun. We will have to count on terrific upheavals. But I am equally certain about what will remain at the end: not the Church of the political cult, which is dead already… but the Church of faith."
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Posted by: James T. Majewski -
Mar. 05, 2021 5:24 PM ET USA
canónigoregular -- I couldn't agree more! Glad you enjoyed the reading.
Posted by: canónigoregular -
Mar. 04, 2021 8:32 PM ET USA
Benedict XVI - What a scholar! What a thinker! What a priest! The historical facts and characters covered in this talk are fascinating by themselves. After listening, I had to look up the online biographies of the four churchmen he mentions as diverse examples of currents from the enlightenment era of the turn of the 18th-19th centuries. The breadth and depth of Fr Ratzinger's analysis are enormous and compelling. Let us all be a part of the purification of the Church.
Posted by: Randal Mandock -
Feb. 28, 2021 1:08 PM ET USA
Excerpt from C. Ratzinger's "Faith and the Future": "She will no longer be able to inhabit many of the edifices she built in prosperity. As the number of her adherents diminishes...she will lose many of her social privileges...As a small society, [the Church] will make much bigger demands on the initiative of her individual members.... It will be hard-going for the Church, for the process of crystallization and clarification will cost her much valuable energy. It will make her poor and...meek."