Joseph Ratzinger: “a Church of pagans” — Dover Beach

“According to religious statistics, old Europe is still a part of the earth that is almost completely Christian.  But there is hardly another case in which everyone knows as well as they do here that the statistic is false: This so-called Christian Europe for almost four hundred years has become the birthplace of a […]  Joseph Ratzinger: “a Church of pagans” — Dover Beach

Seemingly shocking but true, this article published in 1958 by the future Pope Benedict XVI is profoundly prescient and speaks prophetically into our days.  (Published when I was but 11 years-old.)

I’m re-blogging this in connection with our focus upon breaking out of old wineskins and becoming new wineskins for the Holy Spirit and carrying the Blood of the Lamb .

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