Vatican’s doctrinal chief discusses challenges facing church

Cardinal William J. Levada, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, recently gave an interview to Basilian Father Thomas Rosica, the director of the Toronto-based Salt + Light Television. In the interview on S + L’s show Witness during a visit to Ottawa this month, Cardinal Levada discussed some of the major issues and challenges facing the church today: the spread of the Catholic faith, Pope Benedict XVI’s outreach to the Anglican Communion, the efforts to reach out to Catholics who have not fully accepted the Second Vatican Council, and the delicate work of the dicastery in dealing with sexual abuse.

Cardinal Levada is the former archbishop of San Francisco. He succeeded Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as prefect after he was elected to to the papacy after the death of Pope John Paul II in 2005.

Click here to see Father Rosica’s interview with the cardinal.

3 Responses

  1. Really enjoyed the interview on Salt and Light. Wish I could have heard more than the snip of Card Levada’s homily at Notre Dame Cathedral, Ottowa. Know where I could view it?

  2. I sent a request to Salt + Light to see if they could get a copy. Our Web master will send it along to you if we can obtain it.

  3. Hello Linda,
    I’m glad that you enjoyed the Witness interview. As for your request, the fully homily can now be viewed at the bottom of the Witness – Cardinal Levada page: http://www.saltandlighttv.org/witness/levada.html. Thank-you.

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