Saturday, 8 November 2014

Cardinal Kasper: What it's all about

Yesterday a priest friend drew my attention to an interview given by Cardinal Kasper, and printed in the July/August 2014 edition of the periodical Doctrine and Life. In this article Kasper elaborates at length on his favourite subject of mercy. It includes this passage, concerning those living in irregular unions:

To live together as brother and sister? Of course I have high respect for those who are doing this. But it's a heroic act, and heroism is not for the average Christian.

Well, there we have it. Heroism is not for the average Christian. Here we have the explanation of the emptying churches in Germany and in the West generally.

Had this been the attitude of the early Christian Church, one wonders what would ever have happened.

4 comments:

AndrewWS said...

Cardinal Kasper comes from a country that spent most of the 20th century under one tyranny or another, and where people who wanted a quiet life no doubt told themselves that heroism was not for the average Christian.

Tom Piatak said...

Bullseye, Father.

Matthew Livermore said...

Exactly Father, I think Pope Benedict says something similar here:
http://www.catholiceducation.org/en/religion-and-philosophy/faith-and-reason/conscience-and-truth.html

annmarie said...

very sad to hear this but not surprised as it cardinal kasper