Saturday, March 09, 2013

Off the cuff: Cardinal Kasper

I wonder why the Pope didn't force  Kasper, and a few others, into retirement?

I never liked Cardinal Kasper.  Never trusted him.  I read somewhere he wants to tell the Pope not to interfere with the new Pope and to keep silent - that's pretty much what Benedict intended from the beginning  - he doesn't need Kasper telling him what to do.  If I were Benedict I wouldn't let him near me or take his calls.

Cardinal Kasper is calling for a more horizontal government in the Church...
German cardinal Walter Kasper has been perhaps the most outspoken, telling the Italian daily La Repubblica before a media blackout was imposed that it was time for a “more horizontal government” to shake up the Church hierarchy.

“The Curia must be revolutionised,” Kasper said in the interview, adding: “As well as the word reform, there must be a second: transparency.”

Cardinals like Kasper have called for the talks to last longer to give more time for discussions that could effectively set out an agenda for the new pope but Italian media reports say that many Italian cardinals are getting restless. - Cardinals eye Vatican reform
I must admit, I don't like some of the Cardinals.  You know who else I don't like?  George WeigelAnd that Turkson.




  1. Why don't you like Weigel? I'm with you on Turkson.

  2. I probably shouldn't have said that. I think I don't like his role and maybe his attitude - more than anything. I shouldn't be so critical.

  3. I was going to give up criticism and sarcasm for Lent - my friend laughed at me and said he only does things he can he can accomplish. :)

  4. I don't think a more "horizontal" church is a giid idea until people are better cachetized and fewer are in a state of de facto schism.

  5. Ang - I haven't too well this Lent myself.


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