Now, for the random quotes that struck me:
- “The bureaucracy is spent and tired.” – part of answer to a question about new movements within the Church.
Pope Benedict is often accused of being unduly fixated on Europe, ignoring the vitality of the Church in the rest of the world. That accusation won’t stick anymore. He affirms the importance of reviving Catholicism in Europe, certainly, but frequently points to what he has experienced on his trips, and the life which he has seen.
- “You could see that the lesson of the suffering Pope was a magisterium that was even more eloquent than the magisterium of the speaking Pope.” On Pope John Paul II.
- “Are you afraid of an assassination attempt?
- “It is correct that Williamson is an atypical case in that he was, when you think about, never Catholic in the proper
sense. He was an Anglican and then went over directly to Lefebvre. This means that he has never lived in the
great Church, that he has never lived with the Pope.”