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  • Pope Francis ‘Will Disappoint Conservatives and Progressives,’ Says Cardinal Kasper

    07/18/2013 7:00:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    The Catholic Herald ^ | 7/18/13 | Carol Glatz
    Both ‘conservative’ and ‘progressive’ Catholics will be disappointed in Pope Francis’ programme of spiritual renewal, doctrinal continuity and emphasis on the poor, a top German cardinal said. In an interview with the Italian newspaper, Il Foglio, Cardinal Walter Kasper, a theologian and retired president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, said: “Many people are enthusiastic about (Pope Francis). He is a true pastor, he has great charm, a direct approach with people.” But he added that “many will be disappointed in Francis”, claiming that the “conservative” branch of the Church already feels let down “because he doesn’t have...
  • Top Vatican cleric slams Germany's refusal to take in migrants

    04/10/2011 1:18:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 54 replies · 1+ views
    DPA ^ | April 10, 2011
    Turin, Italy - Germany's refusal to take in some of the thousands of mostly Tunisian migrants currently in Italy is 'unacceptable,' a top Vatican cleric said Sunday. 'I'm astonished by the position of closure adopted by my country,' German-born Cardinal Walter Kasper, said in an interview with Turin- based daily, La Stampa. 'I grew up in a Germany destroyed by the (Second World) war, but which still knew how to welcome masses of displaced persons and to give a home to entire populations who were fleeing from misery and despair,' the 78-year-old Kasper said. The cleric's remarks come in the...
  • AJC asks Catholics not to convert Jews

    10/29/2005 2:04:37 AM PDT · by Antioch · 38 replies · 648+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | MATTHEW WAGNER
    The Catholic Church should categorically reject any attempts to convert Jews, the American Jewish Committee's Rabbi David Rosen said Thursday. "Even though the Nostra Aetate says that no attempts should be made to convert Jews, many Catholics continue to express a hope for conversion," he told The Jerusalem Post from Rome during the Vatican's 40th anniversary celebration of the Nostra Aetate document, which revolutionized the Catholic Church's relations with Jews. Rosen, the AJC's international director of interreligious affairs, has been involved in Vatican-Israeli negotiations for more than a decade. He and Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, a retired Paris Archbishop and Jewish...
  • Germany's Kasper: No need for 'clone' of John Paul II

    04/17/2005 1:42:35 PM PDT · by sinkspur · 25 replies · 523+ views
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 4/17/2005 | Stacy Meichtry
    After a week of nonstop reports that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’s papal prospects were being pushed by prelates in search of doctrinal continuity with John Paul II, the man widely recognized as the theological czar’s leading opponent in the Roman Curia came forward and called on the faithful to not pine for a “clone” of John Paul II. In a candid sermon before hundreds at Santa Maria in Trastevere, Cardinal Walter Kasper of Germany aimed to debunk perceptions that John Paul’s legacy should be seen as a litmus test for future popes. “Just as it is forbidden to clone others, it...
  • Potential Successors to Pope John Paul II

    04/03/2005 9:26:09 PM PDT · by iceemonster · 39 replies · 4,242+ views
    NPR Online ^ | April 2, 2005 | Barbara Bradley Hagerty
    NPR.org, April 2, 2005 · "Tip O'Neill was correct," says Father Tom Reese, editor in chief of America, the Catholic weekly magazine. "All politics is local... even in the Catholic Church." Reese suggests that instead of focusing on the possible papal candidates as a bookie would look at horses in the starting gate, try to think about the election from the point of view of the electors, the cardinals who cast the votes. "Each cardinal is thinking, how will this candidate go over in my diocese?" Reese says. "If you're from the Third World, you're concerned with people who are...