Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Habemus Papam! Ratzinger!

This quote is from Cardinal Ratzinger's thoughts on his job as head of the CDF. It wasn't really what he would have preferred to do:

For me [becoming Perfect of the Congregation for the Faith] the cost was that I couldn’t do full time what I had envisaged for myself, namely really contributing my thinking and speaking to the great intellectual conversation of our time, by developing an opus of my own. I had to descend to the little and various things pertaining to factual conflicts and events. I had to leave aside a great part of what would interest me and simply serve and to accept that as my task.

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