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Jeffrey Mirus holds a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Princeton University. A co-founder of Christendom College, he also pioneered Catholic Internet services. He is the founder of Trinity Communications and See full bio.

Few Churchmen have bequeathed to the world as consistent a body of excellent writing and preaching over the course of their careers as has Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI). We are indebted to Ignatius Press for its long-extended determination to make this material available in English. Nonetheless, as is true for any scholar, only a relatively few people are going to sit down and read Ratzinger’s major works.

That is why a new small collection of his homilies on the sacraments is such a delight. I am referring to Signs of New Life: Homilies on the Church’s Sacraments.

Here is Ratzinger not for the few, but for the many.   …

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