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Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Pope, God, and the Church

The ever-dependable Peter Steinfels wrote a very interesting and suggestive column about Benedict XVI's theological teachings, to coincide with his first visit to New York. As Steinfels reads Benedict, this Pope emphasizes the Church's foundation in God even more than he emphasizes the Church--unusual for a Roman Catholic. Here's the link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/26/us/nationalspecial2/26beliefs.html?scp=2&sq=&st=nyt

(A few days ago while the Pope was here, it was fun to see the yellow and white papal flag flying for three days at the archdiocesan residence behind St. Patrick's. That's a flag that hasn't exactly gotten dirty from use.)