The Express-Times, Friday, April 22, 2005
Story by John A. Zukowski about the reaction to the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, to follow the enormously popular Pope John Paul II, includes comments by Father Thomas Dailey, OSFS, professor of theology at DeSales. According to Zukowski, the emotions ranged from enthusiasm to a wait-and-see attitude and even disappointment. Father Dailey's theory on the selection is that the cardinals believe the new pope is the foremost person to address the issue of the threat of "moral relativism," which could include everything from shrinking church membership to immoral popular culture. "The conservatism that people associate with Cardinal Ratzinger comes from his previous job, which I like to call being a preserver of the doctrine of faith," said Dailey.
Press Release: Pondering Benedict's pontificate | Posted on: 4/22/2005
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