Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ, in reflecting on the (now completed) pontificate, spoke of Benedict as the “last of the giants”, referencing the great ressourcement theologians—de Lubac, von Balthasar, Danielou—who had so much to do with Catholic theology in the twentieth century and in shaping the work of the Council. I think it is an apt description, for Ratzinger is certainly a theological giant. But, as with John Paul II, what continues to impress most is his deep and obvious love for Christ and the Catholic Church. Few of us will be great theologians or popes, but all of us can love the Lord and his Mystical Body. Again, that is what it is all about: Eucharist. Communion with Christ. Communion with the Trinitarian God...The CWR Blog - CWR exclusive: Fr. Fessio on Pope Benedict’s resignation
Friday, March 01, 2013
The Last of the Giants?
The Last of the Giants? - It is too early to judge the pontificate of Benedict XVI, but Joseph Ratzinger's brilliance and holiness cannot be denied by Carl E. Olson