to read what Pope Benedict has to say and not to trust to the pseudoknowledge about him foisted on us by the media. The man is thoughtful, gentle, brilliant, holy, and clear as a bell. It’s why, everywhere he goes, even into deepest darkest anti-Catholic England (the land where all religions are equally superior to the Catholic faith) Benedict is always greeted with surprise that he is not the Rottweiler that pack journalism still lazily believes him to be (because they only listen to each other and never to him).
If you’ve never tried it, give him a whirl. Here’s Deus Caritas Est for starters. Beautiful and brilliant stuff.