In these days after the Solemnity of the Ascension, it’s proper to reflect on the Church that our Lord left behind.
In the 1985 interview book “The Ratzinger Report“, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) said this to interviewer Vittorio Messori:
…the Church is not ours but his. Hence the ‘reform’, the ‘renewals’… cannot exhaust themselves in a zealous activity on our part to erect new, sophisticated structures…. Saints, in fact, reformed the Church in depth, not by working up plans for new structures, but