I don't like writing reviews, but I was moved to after reading the 2* review given to this book. After 'The Ratzinger Report' and 'Salt of the Earth', here we come to the 3rd instalment of the Cardinal at interview. Frankly, it's the best of the lot, and I can't help but come back to it time after time. It touches on many issues with such resonating authenticity and authority that I reckon that you cannot fail to find something to take away and be enriched by. It really does enrich. And it is amazing to think that it is answered off the cuff, as the moment called for. Buy it. It's well worth it. Even if you don't like Ratzinger, or don't give a flying f*ck about religion, he comes up with some real pearls.
Ratzinger is rather ambiguous in this book in certain doctrines. he doesn't sound 'staunch' or 'orthodox'. seems to be trying to please everyone and it gets 'foggy' at times. rather sad.