Friday, 5 September 2014

Needing a Mother

In Mary, as figure and archetype, the Church again finds her own visage as Mother and cannot degenerate into the complexity of a party, an organization or a pressure group in the service of human interests, even the noblest. If Mary no longer finds a place in many theologies and ecclesiologies, the reason is obvious: they have reduced faith to an abstraction. And an abstraction does not need a Mother.  

Pope Benedict XVI, The Ratzinger Report, Ignatius Press, 1985.

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