Friday, November 09, 2007

Benedict XVI on the Young Fr. Ratzinger after the Council

This is an interesting piece which came out in the latter part of October by John Allen Jr.

Benedict XVI: After the Council, I was 'too timid' in challenging liberals (National Catholic Reporter)


“At that time, the situation was extremely confused and restless, and the doctrinal position of the church was not always clear,” the pope said. “In fact, claims were circulated that seemed to have become suddenly possible, even though in reality they were not consistent with dogma. In that context, the discussions within the doctrinal commission were full of strong positions, and extremely difficult.”

“I myself, in that context, was almost too timid with respect to what I should have dared to do in order to get directly to the point,” the pope said.

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