I spent some time going through a few old interviews of Cardinal Ratzinger this morning, and pretending to make up headlines.
“Pope Defends Prostitution, Calls for Legalization” — this is true. He made the comments in Salt of the Earth, citing St. Augustine.
“Don’t Condemn Divorced Catholics, Says Pope” — same interview
“Pope Says there are ‘No Final Answers'” — speaking about the attainment of truth in this life.
“Sex ‘Not Sinful'” Says Pope” — same interview, regarding whether sexuality results from the fall.
“Pope Defends Interfaith Prayer Services” — same interview
And so on.
It’s best to not get wrapped up in the hysteria. More thoughts at NLM.