Thursday, March 27, 2008

What Does Cardinal Kasper have against Conversion?


I missed this news from December, but it falls into line with Kasper's crying over the Good Friday prayer. Sure glad I didn't meet with someone like him when I returned to the Church back in '98.

From the Remnant:
The “breakaway group” of Anglicans now seeking union with Rome is composed of 60 Anglican parishes and 60 Anglican bishops who can no longer tolerate the lunacy abounding in the “Anglican Communion,” including the ordination of women and homosexuals. All told this group of disaffected Anglicans is said to comprise some 400,000 souls. Confronted with the prospect of a mass return to Rome, Kasper told the Catholic Herald “It’s not our policy to bring that many Anglicans to Rome.”

Read all of it here :
http://www.remnantnewspaper.com/Archives/archive-2007-1225-kasper.htm

7 comments:

Charles Wackerman said...

I don't know where you came up with 60 parishes and 60 bishops for the Traditional Anglicans seeing unity with the Catholic Church. My research shows one archbishop and somewhere between 24 and 29 other bishops together with several hundred parishes (including about 100 parishes in the US). As a Catholic I am puzzled by the attitude Cardinal Kasper and others have shown. It would seem that the Catholic Church would welcome this group home with open arms, especially since they have clearly broken with the protestant side of Anglicanism and adopted the catechism of the Catholic Church in their petition for union with the Church.

I fear that if the Church rejects them they will join with the already growing number of western rite parishes in the Orthodox Church thus further complicating the road to Orthodox-Catholic reunion.

Good Cartoon.

Zach said...

what the f.... Well, so much for the great commission.

Irenaeus said...

He's German, and Germany has been a hotbed of problems since, well, Luther. The German bishops -- in general -- are really concerned with having good relations with the Protestant Landeskirchen. They're more concerned with full fledged ecumenism than fidelity. But it seems to me a new crop of bishops is coming up there; the new bishop of Cologne (iirc--or is it Mainz?) is orthodox.

Paul Nichols said...

I don't get it either - why, if we believe that the Church is the Ark of Salvation, wouldn't we open the doors gladly to let ANYONE come in?

How can a high-ranking Churchman say "Nah, we'd rather not have you."???

Matthew W. I. Dunn said...

I look at Card. Kasper with caution. His nickname around the Vatican is "Casper the Friendly Cardinal" because he doesn't seem to want to make waves or ruffle feathers. (I hope his motives aren't more sinister.) He was instrumental in trying to gut the CDF declaration, "Dominus Iesus," from having any impact on non-Catholic and non-Christian relations.

http://wsaprbl.blogspot.com/2008/04/fr-z-and-good-friday-prayer.html

catholic2007 said...

I like this one Paul...what a laugh...simple and to the point (he,he,he} or (ha,ha,ha)...but hey,you guys (n'gals),don't be too hard on ol Gasper,after all he's only following the party line...remember? "Cardinal"Walter stating converting Protestants to the Catholic Faith was "expressly abandoned by Vatican II"...

Richard said...

Here's an interesting article:

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/articles/a0000273.shtml

It's regarding Cardinal Kasper.