Kasper is Missing a Chance to Demonstrate Mercy – UPDATED

Colloquamur Let Us Talk

Cardinal Walter Kasper today addressed his recent remarks to a group of reporters, numbered among them Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register (and Zenit). You can get the background by reading through these posts. The controversy involved his words concerning the bishops of Africa -- which he brought up -- and his denials about ever having spoken to Zenit (a misunderstanding) or having spoken the words that came out of his mouth (intent does matter, and it may have been innocent). … [Read more...]

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“Everyone must make his choice…”

Earlier today, I linked to remarks from Pope Francis (which you should go read, because they're great) and I mentioned that they reminded me of what are purported to be the last words of G.K. Chesterton: "It is between light and darkness, and everyone must choose his side."This afternoon, Francis' words came to me again, and once again, they brought me to Chesterton, but a different line. Pope Francis said: "Everyone must make his choice.” Chesterton said: "When you chose one thing, you r … [Read more...]

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Changing ‘Amazing Grace’, to Feel Better About Ourselves?

Miss Kelly is distressed to find that some hymnals (including the one in my church) feature a change in the words to Amazing Grace.“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me...” Has been changed to reflect both the freedom that comes with salvation -- which is very nice -- and also the decree from some publishing house on high that we never, ever sing a lyric that might suggest a negative.“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved and set me free...”Never mi … [Read more...]

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