Friday, September 18, 2009

How to Understand the Vatican Council: Read Ratzinger

As everybody knows, it has been a tumultous/turbulent time in recent years.

For a clearer picture, if you have the time and interest then please read:
The Ratzinger Report
An Exclusive Interview on the State of the Church
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger with Vittorio Messori
Ignatius Press

Earlier this year I read all of Vatican Council II and last year I read all of the Council of Trent and this really helped.  If you take the time to just read the source documents then you will have a better understanding of what is going on.

1 comment:

  1. Another brilliant treatment of Vatican II is the Pope's speech to the Roman Curia in December 2005. It can be found here (about half-way down):