New Biography on Pope Benedict XVI
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This is a bit interesting and should red pill some who thought he was conservative.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/new-biography-describes-great-influence-of-joseph-ratzinger-in-the-revolutionary-upheaval-of-vatican-ii?utm_source=editor_picks&utm_campaign=catholic
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He still did more to advance the usus antiquior than any other post-conciliar pope, and for that we should be thankful.
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(12-12-2020, 04:38 PM)Dmorgan Wrote: This is a bit interesting and should red pill some who thought he was conservative.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/new-biography-describes-great-influence-of-joseph-ratzinger-in-the-revolutionary-upheaval-of-vatican-ii?utm_source=editor_picks&utm_campaign=catholic
Agreed. Perhaps a bit of making amends.
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(12-12-2020, 04:53 PM)NSMSSS Wrote: He still did more to advance the usus antiquior than any other post-conciliar pope, and for that we should be thankful.

Only to stave off a potential schism driven by people recognizing the failures of the Novus Ordo and the rising SSPX.
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(12-12-2020, 08:23 PM)austenbosten Wrote: Only to stave off a potential schism driven by people recognizing the failures of the Novus Ordo and the rising SSPX.

And to that, he provided a canonically-regular way of resolving the problem.

Nothing wrong with giving credit where credit is due.
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(12-12-2020, 09:20 PM)NSMSSS Wrote:
(12-12-2020, 08:23 PM)austenbosten Wrote: Only to stave off a potential schism driven by people recognizing the failures of the Novus Ordo and the rising SSPX.

And to that, he provided a canonically-regular way of resolving the problem.

Nothing wrong with giving credit where credit is due.

I think this is fair enough. While it’s nice to have leaders do something because they know it’s the right thing, we often have leaders do something for more pragmatic reasons.
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(12-12-2020, 09:29 PM)SeekerofChrist Wrote: I think this is fair enough. While it’s nice to have leaders do something because they know it’s the right thing, we often have leaders do something for more pragmatic reasons.

Fair enough, though it's a much finer state of affairs than Popes Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II who all did little or nothing for the cause of the TLM.
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I read another book by Seewald with some of his interviews with Ratzinger, before and after his papacy, and thanks to it I changed my views on the man. To know that he was one of those responsible for all the mess before and after Vat II... made me reconsider my admiration for the man.
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(12-12-2020, 09:32 PM)NSMSSS Wrote: Fair enough, though it's a much finer state of affairs than Popes Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II who all did little or nothing for the cause of the TLM.

To put John Paul I in the same box with Paul the Pusillanimous and John Paul the Small is a bit unfair. He only reigned for 33 days. Not exactly long enough to have any idea of what he might have done.
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Some of us knew already. For instance, I knew that in the 1980's, so well after the Council at which he had been a leading 'reformer', he said (in approval),

Quote:Let us content ourselves here with stating that the text [of Gaudium et spes] plays the role of a counter-Syllabus to the measure that it represents an attempt to officially reconcile the Church with the world as it had become after 1789. 

From Principles of Catholic Theology: Building Stones for a Fundamental Theology, 1982.

There may be problems with TIA, but talking about this, they're spot on!

Quote:Writing about the constitution Gaudium et spes, Card. Joseph Ratzinger described the new approach of the Conciliar Church toward the Modern World born from the French Revolution. The previous attitude of the Church was in accordance with the norms of Pope Pius IX listed in the Syllabus, which taught Catholics to combat the Liberalism of modernity.


Instead, Gaudium et spes advised Catholics to accept the Modern World as it is - certainly a revolution regarding the previous teaching. Hence Ratzinger approvingly defined Gaudium et spes as "a counter-Syllabus."


In other words, he boldly announced that the teaching of the Church, vis-vis Church and State relations and 'religious freedom', could be changed, willy-nilly.
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