"It is important to recognize dissent for what it is, and not to mistake it for a mature contribution to a balanced and wide-ranging debate. It is the truth revealed through Scripture and Tradition and articulated by the Church’s Magisterium that sets us free. Cardinal Newman realized this, and he left us an outstanding example of faithfulness to revealed truth by following that 'kindly light' wherever it led him, even at considerable personal cost. Great writers and communicators of his stature and integrity are needed in the Church today, and it is my hope that devotion to him will inspire many to follow in his footsteps.”
— Pope Benedict XVI’s address to the Bishops of England and Wales Visit “ad limina apostolorum,” January, 2010
The first sentence is the best! I saw this posted on Patrick Madrid. As someone returning to the fullness of the faith, I've often overlooked quotes from Pope Benedict. This one's good, and I am so thankful I ran across it! It keeps all of those debates floating out there in proper perspective for me!