Monthly Archives: January 2019

Keep the Faith

Here is something Joseph Ratzinger told an interviewer in 1996, before he became pope: “ . . . the church lives not only synchronically but diachronically, as well. This means that it is always all—even the dead—who live and are … Continue reading

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What is Orthodoxy?

Gil Bailie reviews a recent release from Angelico Press: This is an immensely important work which has the potential of enriching and deepening the ecumenical conversation. The scholarly density of the text is regularly interrupted by almost breathtaking moments of … Continue reading

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Looking ahead . . .

In the preface to his translation of Thomas à Kempis’ The Imitation of Christ, William C. Creasy sketched the historical circumstances in which the book was written: “When Thomas wrote The Imitation, he saw a world in deep conflict, a … Continue reading

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The Catholic meaning of the church

    In an interview in 1985, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger – the future Pope Benedict XVI – to his interviewer:   “My impression is that the authentically Catholic meaning of the reality ‘church’ is tacitly disappearing, without being expressly rejected. … Continue reading

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