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Tag Archives: Card. Kasper
On this day in particular, I had wanted to put aside highly negative news. However, to paraphrase Trotsky, we might not be interested in war, but war is interested in us. My mail box is filling with notes from people … Read More
From Ed Pentin at the National Catholic Register about topics raised at the Amazon Synod: According to a Vatican-provided synthesis of interventions, subjects so far discussed have included a reflection on “indigenous rites” of the Sacrifice of the Mass that, it … Read More
Card. Kasper, ladies and gentlemen. The Gift that Keeps on Giving. From LifeSite: Cardinal Kasper: Homosexual unions are ‘analogous’ to Christian marriage [Sure! Both of them involve carbon-based life forms!] March 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Walter Kasper, whose … Read More
This from Jesuit-run Amerika: Cardinal Kasper: Quit throwing around the word ‘heretic’ [Hmmm. I’ll bet he says that!] Think twice before calling someone a “heretic.” That is the seemingly simple advice from Cardinal Walter Kasper, the prominent German theologian whose ideas … Read More
As you may know by now, the Catholic Herald is the UK’s best Catholic weekly. This week in the print and online digital edition there is a review of a new book – released in time for this year’s LutherFest! … Read More
Be clear before reading: It is not complimentary toward Pope Francis (which might bother some) or toward Card. Kasper (which shouldn’t bother anyone). That aside, the useful piece includes background on the dispute between Card. Ratzinger and Card. Kasper with … Read More
In our day we finally gone beyond the decades long, post-Conciliar scandal of priest against priest when it comes to sacramental discipline. We have now reached bishop against bishop and conference against conference. If you are in one diocese or … Read More
Over a Rorate there is something so good that it compels me to overcome even their animosity toward me, extend an olive branch again, and direct you there to read patiently and completely. Peter Kwasniewski of Wyoming Catholic College (where … Read More
More analysis: “There will be those who will try and contort #AmorisLaetitia into the Kaspser proposal”
The newly released Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia in English is HERE. From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, some analysis of Amoris laetitia. My emphases and comments. Francis has left Church teaching on Communion for the divorced and remarried … Read More
I’ve given a couple talks here in Florida in the last couple days, both during Q&A and after, and also in my email, I’m getting questions about Card. Kasper’s claim, made in a recent speech, that the forthcoming Apostolic Exhortation … Read More
Fr. Rutler on Card. Kasper and the Germans: “Modernists are people who do not believe what they believe.”
Run, don’t walk, to Crisis to see Fr. George Rutler’s latest. HERE. The German bishops, theologians and Card. Kasper are front and center. Here are some of my favorite moments… […] The social consequences of German idealism were hymned in … Read More
Based on my vacuuming up bits of information via conversations and emails. Today the members of the Synod are going over the draft of the Final Report. God help us all. I am not optimistic, given the breakdown of … Read More
Synod Fatigue is sure to be setting in now, if it hasn’t already. Just wait. It’ll get worse. But you must stay focused. Don’t tune out Synod news. “But Father! But Father!”, some will say, “It’s all too much! I … Read More
“Innocent III could say crazy things, and almost no one would know until a year or so later! Now it’s two clicks and it’s gone around the blogosphere.” Everyone should pay attention to a new installment of Edward Pentin’s wrap … Read More
As you may have heard, Homer and Marge Simpson are splitting up! After years of marriage, they will separate. Oh, the humanity. But, be of good cheer! Cardinal Kasper has a solution! Perhaps when they remarry (other people… of the same … Read More
From the National Catholic Register we have this from EWTN host Raymond Arroyo: Cardinal Kasper Backpedals on Papal Endorsement of Controversial Proposal Almost single-handedly [well.. he had significant help… from the Pope himself, not to mention a gaggle of others] … Read More