"The fact that the church is convinced of not having the right to confer priestly ordination on women is now considered by some as irreconcilable with the European Constitution."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Joseph Ratzinger on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Joseph Ratzinger on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Joseph Ratzinger on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Joseph Ratzinger on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Joseph Ratzinger on John Lennon
"Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards."
"Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not... with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
"An Adult faith does not follow the waves of fashion and the latest novelties."
"The Christian faith can never be separated from the soil of sacred events, from the choice made by God, who wanted to speak to us, to become man, to die and rise again, in a particular place and at a particular time."
"The abuse of faith has to be resisted precisely."