"Ratzinger & his [Vatican II] Contemporaries... struggle between faith and reason... amounts to a struggle between faith & reductive analytical science... this bogus 'science' has absolutely no capability to grasp substantial reality, it is really a straw-man"
Cardinal Ratzinger and his [Vatican II] contemporaries have done in their efforts to circumvent Scholastic Philosophy (this means all their contemporary methods and philosophical approaches which might seems so "fuzzy" to us) they have grown out of an attempt to solve some sort of struggle between faith and reason. As we have seen in The War Against Being, however, this struggle between what Cardinal Ratzinger calls faith and reason really amounts to a struggle between faith and reductive analytical science. And since this bogus "science" has absolutely no capability to grasp substantial reality, it is really a straw-man.
The modern philosophical approaches which are the fruit of this "grappling" with modern science should therefore never have happened if these theologians and philosophers had ever really grasped not only the nature of Thomistic metaphysics but also the simplest fact about even the simplest created thing: that its substantive nature cannot be reduced to quantitative analysis. - James Larson, Christian Order [https://christianorder.com/features/feature_2003-11_b.html]