Destroyer of the Faith with traditional façade…
Who was Joseph Ratzinger / Benedict XVI?
While countless commentators are currently singing the praises of the late, oh-so conservative ‘Pope Emeritus’ Benedict XVI up and down the internet, Kevin Davis of the Catholic Family Podcast invited yours truly to discuss the real Joseph Ratzinger, that is, the theologian Ratzinger from the perspective of pre-Vatican II Catholicism.
There is so much to say about the deceased Benedict XVI, but of course only comparatively little can be included in a one-hour podcast interview.
Here are some source links to document the items discussed in the broadcast:
- Ratzinger’s second dissertation rejected for “dangerous Modernism” by Fr. Michael Schmaus in 1956
- Ratzinger is a ‘Dangerous Modernist,’ Affirms his Doctoral Thesis Assessor
- John Allen on Fr. Ratzinger complaining of not enough Martin Luther in Vatican II document
- ‘Archbishop’ Ratzinger’s Lenten Sermon on Original Sin
- ‘Cardinal’ Ratzinger gives Novus Ordo Communion to high-profile Protestant Br. Roger Schutz at John Paul II Funeral
- Zenit News Service confirms Schutz given Communion by Ratzinger
- Karl Rahner testifies that Ratzinger was denounced as “heretic who denies hell” by some French bishops at Vatican II
- ‘Cardinal’ Joseph Ratzinger denies Dogma of Papal Primacy in 1982 book
- A critical analysis of Benedict XVI’s motu proprio ‘Summorum Pontificum’ on the Traditional Latin Mass
- Fr. Joseph Ratzinger in 1972: Communion for Divorced-and-‘Remarried’ is Possible
- Vatican translator dies Lutheran because Ratzinger had told her not to convert
- Benedict XVI at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey
- Benedict XVI’s Interreligious Prayer for Peace Gathering in Assisi, Italy (2011)
As the show was not scripted but done off-the-cuff, the thoughts may come across as somewhat disjointed. Either way, it is a waterfall of information that will give listeners a view of Benedict XVI they will not get from the mainstream media.
More information about the great harm done to souls by Joseph Ratzinger is available on our topical page:
A big thank-you goes to Mr. Davis for making available the Catholic Family Podcast.
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