Thursday, October 16, 2014
Could Kasper's Remarks Finally Derail the Synod's Intended Course?
It's not the first time Cardinal Kasper has gotten in trouble. Some may recall the time when he told the press that Heathrow Airport was like a Third World Country, when he was in England as part of the Pope's visit. He was promptly sent home.
Now he's been quoted by a journalist, Edward Pentin, as saying that Africans really can't be relied on to effectively discuss "homosexuality." Despite denying that he ever said this, Pentin says he did and has a video recording of Kasper in interview. More recently, he's resigned himself to calling his remarks part of an informal and internal discussion he's having with himself in the presence of electronic devices, and considers the concern about his remarks as an attack on the Pope himself, since the Pope has, says Kasper, fully endorsed him.
Rorate reported that Zenit took the interview down, well, it's back up again, at least at Kath.net...
There's a poll, also, asking if Cardinal Kasper should be refused Holy Communion for his dissent on Catholic teaching. Right now, 83% of the respondents say he should.
Photo from That the Bones you Have Crushed...