Cardinal Ratzinger becomes Pope Benedict XVI, the 265th pontiff. Pity they like to change the name. “Pope Ratzinger” is pretty jazzy.


Pope Benedict XVI nee Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is not a friend to moral relativism:

Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church, is often labeled today as a fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and “swept along by every wind of teaching,” looks like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards.

So, in his opinion, not all points of view are valid. I agree, but I find it hard to define how I judge what points of view are valid, and which are not. Since Pope Benedict XVI has the luxury of having been the “Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith” for the Catholic Church, he's had many, many years to make his definitions clear.

Josh Poulson

Posted Tuesday, Apr 19 2005 09:49 AM

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