Re: [orthodox-synod] Cardinal Ratzinger
- Well, isn't that special, as the Church lady used dto say!
The papers said he included the Orthodox. It doesn't matter. If he did, he
did. Though, to be sure, if he did, he is flying in the face of what the
pope (seems) to teach.
I, frankly, don't trust them. We've had too much experience with their
closed system to ever think they mean what they say.
- In a message dated 00-09-05 13:55:54 EDT, you write:
>>Maybe, but may it not also be Ratzinger's first shot at becoming pope? Would
he dare?! Those who campaign for the office generally lose. Certainly, if
Ratzinger's words are quoted accurately, they reflect that old, closed,
authoritarian Roman system we (who ae of "maturer experience, " i.e.,
"old"!) remember so well.