"Today we need the maximum of specialized economic understanding, but also truly ethical powers for ordering economics to the human good."
Articles by Cardinal Ratzinger/Pope Benedict.
“The universal (catholic) community is not just one among many. Bestowed on us by God, freely given, it is the only one that is unrestricted in scope.”
Retrieving the Tradition
The Holy Spirit as Communio: Concerning the Relationship of Pneumatology and Spirituality in AugustineJoseph Ratzinger Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
"Becoming a Christian means becoming communio and thereby entering into the mode of being of the Holy Spirit."
"Only when the person is struck and opened up by Christ in his inmost depth can the other also be inwardly touched, can there be reconciliation in the Holy Spirit, can true community grow."
“The ‘biological’ and the human are inseparable in the figure of Mary, just as are the human and the ‘theological.’”
“If God has truly assumed manhood then he participates, as man, in the presence of God, which embraces all ages.”
"Man is God's image precisely insofar as being 'from,' 'with,' and 'for' constitute the fundamental anthropological pattern."
Luther and the Unity of the Churches: An Interview with Joseph Cardinal RatzingerKarl Lehmann Joseph Ratzinger Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
"The religions can encounter one another only by delving more deeply into the truth, not by giving it up. Skepticism does not unite. Nor does sheer pragmatism."