[Sir] "It's an unprecedented situation because so far the Pope was not attackable". This is how Cardinal Walter Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, comments on the attacks on Pope Francis that are taking place during this period. For years the cardinal worked in the Vatican, as a close collaborator of the Pontiffs. Today, in an interview with Sir on the sidelines of the "Ponti di Pace" meeting in Bologna (which will be published in full tomorrow), he recalls: "One could obviously disagree. But the Pope is the symbol of unity and has authority not only in the Church; it is a moral authority in the world. Destroying this authority as they do, it is completely irresponsible. And for a bishop, a cardinal, it is impossible to do it. I personally think that when you do not agree, sometimes you can even shut up. We must stop this destruction. The majority of Christians who are in favor of the Pope should not be silent in this situation and must say: we are with the Pope, for the Pope. But this is missing. The majority is silent while the others speak loudly and have a network between them. But they have no future because they are a minority, only a minority, that speaks aloud ". The cardinal pauses to speak also of what is emerging in the Church regarding facts and scandals. "The Church - he says - is weakened by these scandals. Abuses are a shame. But they show that the Church is always a Church of sinners. If it were not, I could never belong to this Church as a sinner. Prayer is needed. Praying for the Pope, for the unity of the Church, for our societies. Prayer is a force that we have, it is the greatest strength that God has given us, together with the witness ".
But it was ok for him to criticize Benedict: here, here, as part of the St. Galen Mafia.
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Edit: someone has to cause an intervention to address these religious’ issues with addiction, anger, Marxism and sexism. They are clearly in denial about their hatred for the Church and God.
(New York) America's rebellious sisters see a glimmer of hope. At least, they have launched a trial to test whether the new pope takes the rod back from the wall which Pope Benedict XVI had used against them. They are hoping for the "mercy" of Pope Francis, but an act of humility and obedience is completely missing. The sisters have softened but have not budged from their disobedience.
For the new Pope the proud sisters have instead compiled a long list of demands and also the same judgement on the Church and the papacy of Benedict XVI. They "hope with many,” for "another reception and treatment" in the Church, not be be "2nd Class” any longer. The list has called for another “investigation", extends to the remarried divorcees, in whose ranks is to be found also a sister of the Pope, to the homosexual, by modernist theologians up to the rebel priests and of course last but not certainly not least, themselves, the rebel sisters of women religious umbrella organization LCWR, who the Pope has placed in 2012 under provisional administration.
After an apostolic visitation, the Vatican stated that the companies belonging to the LCWR, the U.S. women religious pursued to varying degrees, feminist, esoteric and humanitarian goals that had wandered far from the Catholic doctrine. Their commitment to the "weakest" is partly so selective that on behalf of the "right" of women to abortion they will defend abortion advocates and demonstrate against Pro-lifers.
The rebels believe "hope” to be allowed among other things, because the new pope himself comes from a order. From the mouth of one of the ringleaders, Sr. Nancy Sylvester of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Monroe, Michigan (the sisters have their long ago lost their habit) it sounds like this: "I'm really confident about what he [Pope Francis] has already done and for his entire resume: he is a Pope with experience in line with the religious world." Sr. Simone Campbell, who is known for her speech at the convention of the Democratic Party in the 2012, where the candidacy of Barack Obama has been decided, said generously: "The world has great thirst for a spiritual guide, a 'real' spiritual leader, and I hope that the new pope is really this and not managed by internal political struggles, our business is based there and that is not a question of faith.”
It’s quite different from the view of the American bishops. The chairman of the committee responsible, Archbishop Peter Sartain of Seattle, said in a press conference that they have no reason to believe that anything will change under the new Pope to the position of the Holy See over the breakaway sisters.
The break goes deep through the Church in the United States. The urge to see the Church as a better humanitarian association with some ethical premises, is widely used in progressive circles. The reason Archbishop Sartain sees in this particular pressure is to avoid questions of doctrine or only selectively appeal to them, in order to avoid even the question of concrete consequences.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi Image: Riposte Catholique