Cardinal Kasper at Fordham.
NEW YORK (RNS) The German cardinal who has been called the “pope’s theologian” said fresh Vatican criticism of American nuns was typical of the “narrower” view that officials of the Roman Curia tend to take, and he said U.S. Catholics shouldn’t be overly concerned.
“I also am considered suspect!” Cardinal Walter Kasper said with a laugh during an appearance on Monday (May 5) at Fordham University. “I cannot help them,” he added, referring to his critics in Rome. - RNSThe article discusses how Kasper's view may be more in line with the Pope's own attitude towards the problem within American religious communities - as if the Pope would not support what Cardinal Gerhard Mueller had to say to the LCWR last week.
On Monday, Kasper told the audience that after Francis praised him by name just days after his election, “an old cardinal came to him and said, ‘Holy Father, you cannot do this! There are heresies in this book!’ ”
As Francis recounted the story to Kasper, he said, the pope smiled and added: “This enters in one ear and goes out the other.”
It was Kasper’s way of providing context to the news that the Vatican’s doctrinal czar, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, had sharply criticized leaders of more than 40,000 American nuns for disobedience to Rome and for “fundamental errors” in their beliefs. - ibidReally?
So it follows that the Pope is going to ignore what Mueller had to say as regards the doctrinal problems within the LCWR?
No wonder Kasper is considered suspect, it certainly seems to me that he himself is causing confusion and dissent within the Church.