I have all the transcripts from Msgr. Albacete's appearances on the Charlie Rose Show & multiple CNN shows (American Morning, Paula Zahn, Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees, Breaking News, & Insight) within the last week... The man must be sleeping in the CNN studios! E-mail me if you want them, 20+ pages of great material.
As a close friend and I were talking about on the phone today, stay alert to when Msgr. Albacete talks about Ratzinger's thought on "creative minorities."
Msgr. Albacete goes on to say in several of these interviews that if you really want to understand Ratzinger's thought then you must go to his book, Introductions to Christianity. Wow, I just lead our CL Advent and Lenten Retreats off this exact book. The only way one can explain that is by a great undeserved gift of grace from Our Lady. Much like don Giussani's Trilogy, this book is his college lectures on the faith.
In this book he states the number one problem with Christianity today is that it is not convincing as a way of life that is fully human. And the church has nothing more to do than to deal with this problem... St. Benedict, the founder of western monasticism, is credited by everyone... of bringing out a new civilization of humanism, of bringing out of Europe a new humanism. And I think this is the man's obsession. This is his concern. And this is what I think he will promote: lifestyles of convincing humanism among Christian communities.