CTS authors reflect on Pope Benedict – Barry Midgley

Barry Midgley, a prolific biographer for CTS, gives us his thoughts on Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation.

With loving care for the Church Pope Benedict prevents frailty from undermining capability. Aware of human fallibility, he has disseminated orthodox Catholic teaching, defended Christian values in the face of mounting secularization, and confronted clerical child abuse with paternal sympathy for victims while maintaining the dignity of Christ’s Church.

Though problems have not entirely disappeared a healing process has begun. His memorable visit to Britain in 2010 won admiration and affection from all
denominations and faiths for a matchless theological, writer, linguist and musician and, despite a short reign, history will number him among the great Popes.

Barry Midgley has written a large number of CTS biographies of saints.

Of related interest:

Election of a Pope Election of a Pope (revised ed.) –This booklet explains the new norms promulgated by John Paul II in 1996 and combines the technical with the historical and spiritual elements of the process to produce a unique and highly informative summary.
Benedict XVI Benedict XVI Biography – revised ed – Here we discover a ‘humble and thoroughly kind man’, a leading thinker very much in touch with this modern age.

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