Earlier in June, and with the October 2015 ‘Synod on the Family’ looming ever nearer, EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo interviewed Cardinal Walter Kasper (German theologian and former head of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity) about his controversial views made evident at the preliminary Synod last October of granting Communion to divorced and remarried Catholics, and his role in shaping those discussions, not only at the Synod, but internationally as well.
We thank our friend and regular commenter, MICHAEL KENNY, for alerting us to these videos. As he quite rightly states: “The amount of back-tracking, special pleading and…to be honest, outright lies seen here [to Raymond’s penetrating questions] is, frankly, incredible. He says things like ‘I have always been a servant of the Church’ or ‘this, no, I had nothing to do with this’ with a straight-face! Thankfully there is some very wise analysis from a canon lawyer after each part, showing up what Kasper says against his actions. The positive side of the interviews is that you can feel Kasper is starting to understand that he has gone way too far, and that he may have played his hand too soon – the tide is turning against him, and he is trying to cover his tracks.”
Published on Jun 5, 2015
Part ONE of an EXCLUSIVE interview with WALTER CARDINAL KASPER. ROBERT ROYAL, president of the Faith and Reason Institute, and FR. GERALD MURRAY, canon lawyer and pastor of the Church of the Holy Family in New York City join us with reaction to our interview with Cardinal Kasper.
Published on Jun 12, 2015
Part TWO of an EXCLUSIVE interview with CARDINAL KASPER on his role in shaping the agenda at the Synod for the Family, what he expects to be discussed there this October, and his feelings toward those Cardinals who criticized his “proposal” to give Communion to some divorced and remarried Catholics. Plus, FR. GERALD MURRAY again, with reaction and analysis of the interview.