Thursday, October 16, 2014

MORE BOMBSHELLS AND TROUBLE! BEING IMPLICATED BY CARDINAL KASPER AS OPPOSING ANY VOICE FROM AFRICAN CARDINALS AND BISHOPS, POPE FRANCIS APPOINTS A WONDERFUL AFRICAN CARDINAL TO HELP DRAFT THE FINAL COMMUNIQUE FROM THIS HORRIBLY RUN SYNOD!


The Pope has been embarrassed by Cardinal Kasper and has acted in damage control! I am beginning to think the Holy Spirit is exerting Himself at this point in this godawful run Synod!

Two minutes into the press briefing at the Vatican press office today, Fr. Lombardi announced that Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said he did not state that the Relatio was “shameful” as has been reported widely. He said the newspaper report was in error, because he does not “speak in that style.” We await more clarification as to how such an error happened. 

The second major development: Fr. Lombardi reported that “the Pope decided to act” by adding two new members to the writing committee that will synthesize the reports from the small circles of language-based discussions meeting this week. There have been loud grumbles about the makeup of the original group appointed by Pope Francis for its lack of geographic range. The two new appointments are Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of South Africa and Abp. Denis J. Hart of Melbourne.

And the third development: the new translation of paragraph #50 of the Relatio now reads, “are we capable of providing” space for homosexuals, while the first translation into English read, “welcome and accompany.” This change touched off a flurry of challenges from members of the press, because the verbs remain the same in Italian, which is the official language of the Synod. Earlier reports indicated that the translation was inaccurate and misleading. 

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

People need to know what the name Kasper means in German.
Drum-roll............... it means clown. Apropos

Anonymous said...

The interview has been taken down from its website since cardenal kasper claimed he never did that interview, he never spoke with any journalits from Zenit. It was false.

Likewise Cardinal Muller has denied his harsh words about that document.
It was false too.

John Nolan said...

In every Synod before this the official language has been Latin. For some reason Pope Francis ordered that it should now be Italian. Italian is hardly a world language, and furthermore as a vernacular it is open to the objections that Pope St John XXIII made so eloquently in Veterum Sapientia.

To attend a Pontifical university and even study Canon Law (wherein Latin would seem to be a sine qua non) one now needs to understand Italian which is now the medium of instruction. A triumph of parochialism over universality.

The abandonment of Latin has ramifications which extend beyond the liturgy.

Henry said...

Whether or not Card. Mueller actually said it was shameful, he should have said it. It is.

The way the whole synod is being run is shameful. It makes the Church look worse than the Chicago political machine. Shame on everyone pulling the strings in this shoddy embarrassment to faithful Catholics. No matter that Vatican II was run exactly the same way, with a progressive minority playing the same mendacious games we see in this travesty. Now, thanks to the new media, the stench is out there in the open for all to smell.

Gene said...

Someone told me that Italian happened when Michaelangelo hit his thumb with a hammer...

George said...

Anonymous:


Kaspar (or Caspar) is traditionally held to be the name of one of the Three Wise men. It means "treasurer" in Persian. The name can also be given in reference to the English word for the gemstone. The remains of the Wise men were said to have enrecovered by St Helena and they are interred in the catheral of Cologne Germany. Hence the commonality of the name in that country

Anonymous said...

George,
So nice of you to point out the origin of the word. It doesn't change the fact that clown is the translation and it fits the person in question. He deserves the same amount of respect that he extends to Catholic doctrine.
Mike