Monday, February 11, 2019


Cardinal Kasper says Mueller’s manifesto spreads ‘confusion and division’

Cardinal Kasper says Mueller’s manifesto spreads ‘confusion and division’
German Cardinal Walter Kasper in a file photo. (Credit: Paul Haring/CNS.)

And Cardinal Mueller is the new Martin Luther!

MUNICH, Germany - Cardinal Walter Kasper has released a criticism of Cardinal Gerhard Müller’s “Manifesto of Faith,” accusing it of containing half-truths and blanket statements that could lead to division and confusion in the Church.
In a statement on, Kasper said that while the manifesto “contains many statements of faith that every upright Catholic can wholeheartedly affirm,” some of the truths in it “are pointed out so pointedly that it fades out the other half.”
On Feb. 8, Müller, former prefect of the Vatican’s doctrinal office, published a “Manifesto of Faith,” which he described as a response to Catholics who have requested that he issue a “public testimony about the truth of revelation” in response to “growing confusion about the doctrine of the Faith.”
The manifesto addresses five areas of Catholic doctrine: Christology, ecclesiology, sacraments, morality, and eschatology, the branch of theology that addresses death, judgment, heaven, and hell. Each section draws heavily from references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
In his document, Müller quotes the catechism, noting that “Anyone conscious of a grave sin must receive the sacrament of Reconciliation before coming to communion.” He adds that “from the internal logic of the sacrament,” that norm applies to “divorced and civilly remarried persons, whose sacramental marriage exists before God, as well as those Christians who are not in full communion with the Catholic Faith and the Church.” He also reiterated that the Church cannot ordain women to the priesthood and affirmed Church teaching on the existence of heaven and hell.
Kasper, who has been an outspoken advocate of the admission of the divorced-and-remarried to Holy Communion, accused Müller of making “unacceptable blanket statements,” such as the assertion that “the conscience of the faithful is not sufficiently formed.”
“It is undoubtedly true that the confession of the Triune God constitutes a fundamental difference in belief in God and the image of man from other religions. But are there not similarities, especially with the Jews and the Muslims, in the belief in the one God? 

And are not these similarities today fundamental to peace in the world and in society? Half the truth is not the Catholic truth!” Kasper said. (And doesn't this sound like Neville Chamberlain's Hitler appeasement:) How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is, that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here, because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing... However much we may sympathise with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbour, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in war simply on her account. If we have to fight, it must be on larger issues than that. I am myself a man of peace to the depths of my soul; armed conflict between nations is a nightmare to me... War is a fearful thing, and we must be very clear before we embark on it, that it is really the great issues that are at stake.
Neville Chamberlain
He also said that he was “totally horrified” to read Müller’s statement that failing to teach the truths of the Catholic faith “it is the fraud of Antichrist.”
Kasper suggested that Müller was following the path of Martin Luther: “One who rightly advocates reforms in the Church, but wants to pursue these behind the pope’s back and enforce them in opposition to him? I would find that hard to believe. For that could only lead to confusion and division. That could unhinge the Catholic Church.”


Dan said...

I hear the howling of wolves.....

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

There were bishops who dissented from Paul VI on Humanae Vitae and went public with that dissent, something new in the post-Trent Church to disagree with a reigning Pope. But their dissent was heterodox and the Magisterium could state that. Say what you will about Paul VI's liturgical mindset and willingness to let dioceses experiement with the new Mass, ultimately he was orthodox in the areas of Faith and Morals and more so in the last few years of his papacy as he saw what liberalism was doing to the Church.

But now we have a liberal cardinal Kasper, castigating an orthodox Cardinal and in doing so Kasper is more than likely acting as a voice or puppet for Pope Francis. Thus heterodoxy is being promoted at the highest levels of the Magisterium. This seems to me to be unprecedented.

However, the crocodile tears of Kasper accusing Mueller of doing something against the pope is quite hilarious if it wasn't so hypocritical!

Yes, the wolves are being exposed that Pope Benedict spoke of. I still have a glimmer of hope that Pope Benedict can still save the day and that is resignation was a strategy of his but most importantly of the Holy Spirit.

Gerry Davila said...

I’ll listen to Cardinal Kaspar when he becomes Catholic.

TJM said...

Sounds like Kaspar is engaging in projection, a serious problem for lefties - accusing others of what YOU are doing

rcg said...

I bet Kasper wishes he could give his homily after the Credo so he could offer his criticism.

Cletus Ordo said...

Cardinal Kasper has about as much credibility as 3 dollar bill.

Anonymous said...

Bee here:

I am sitting here with my jawed dropped and my mouth wide open at Kasper's statement. Literally.

As much as I realize the heterodox beliefs of such men, I find I am still astounded that this scoundrel would dare say that what Mueller wrote could cause confusion and division!

Just unbelievable.

I guess it is clear that whatever those heterodox guys believe, it sure isn't Catholicism.

God bless.

Dan said...

Because the document says nothing that isn't Catholic, Kasper knows it is an attack on the Francis agenda. Let that sink in. Besides, Kasper is likely speaking for Francis.

Joe Potillor said...

Cardinal Kasper, should keep like his ghostly counterpart, and not say anything.

TJM said...


These high and mighty lefty Churchmen might be shocked to learn that Jesus was considered "divisive."

Anonymous said...

The 4 Cardinal's dubia are finally answered by the man in office at the time the questions were asked. As far as I am concerned Card. Muller's document is magisterial.

Dan said...

I predict that Kasper will be the next "pope." I'm almost certain that it has already been decided. This calling of Mueller "another Luther" because he reminded us of actual Catholic teachings is a warm up.