Tom Ryan of the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) has a piece about how people are ignoring Card. Kasper’s book.
I am forced to wonder: do people who are perpetually whining about the lack of mercy ever bother to go to confession?
Could it be that they don’t have a sense of how mercy is exercised in the Church is because they don’t go to confession?
If they make proposals about Communion for the civilly remarried and probably people in homosexual unions, they probably don’t believe what the Church believes about the Eucharist.
But if they are constantly banging on about a lack of mercy in the Church, I wonder of they have any contact with Christ in the Sacrament of Penance.
Is that part of their problem?
While it could be said that Pope Francis is the “Pope of Mercy”, it can also be said that he is the “Pope of the Confessional”.