Joseph Ratzinger 65 Years Later

Joseph Ratzinger 65 Years Later

“And so on the Catholic priesthood fell the fury of Protestant criticism.” At the anniversary of the priestly ordination of the future Benedict XVI, Cardinal Müller recounts his unyielding resistance to Luther’s followers

by Sandro Magister


ROME, June 28, 2016 – “At the moment in which the elderly archbishop imposed his hands on me, a little bird – perhaps it was a skylark – raised itself up from the main altar of the cathedral and intoned a joyous little song. For me it was as if a voice were saying to me from on high: this is well, you are on the right path.

”In the autobiography of Joseph Ratzinger there is also this memory of his ordination to the priesthood, which took place 65 years ago, on June 29, 1951, feast of Saints Peter and Paul, in the cathedral of Freising and at the hand of Cardinal Michael von Faulhaber.

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