Moynihan's work turned out to be merely a collection of papal pearls of wisdom listed under topic headings rather than anything insightful into the "Spiritual Vision of Pope Benedict XVI". The biographical section preceding these extracts wasn't nearly as engrossing as Weigel's. I doubt Weigel has a compliment in the media-- who else could hit nails on the head like he does? I don't know who Moynihan is, but it would appear he wanted people to have some idea of who this Ratzinger person was and rushed to put a book in print- albeit a sympathetic work- but rushed nevertheless, and therefore of little use.

If anyone knows a reliable text to read, do tell. I have found very few texts whose authors or titles I feel I can trust.

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