Cardinals Burke, Pell, Kasper, Müller and Czerny welcome last week’s landmark decision and discuss its implications.
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The theologian said June 19 that ‘the original sin of the Synodal Way’ was that it did not base itself on the Pope's letter to the Church in Germany, with its ‘proposal of being guided by the Gospel and the basic mission of evangelization.’
Cardinal Walter Kasper has repeatedly expressed concern about the multiyear process bringing together Germany’s bishops and laypeople to discuss the way power is exercised in the Church, sexual morality, the priesthood, and the role of women.
In a Sept. 17 lecture in Rome, the German cardinal said the German path deviated from Vatican II, especially in the area of “the sacramental understanding of the Church and the episcopate.”
The cardinal criticized not only the Synodal Path’s content but also its structure, arguing that it was hampered by a “birth defect.” He said that the process was “on weak legs.”
Cardinal Walter Kasper released criticism of four-page public testimony of fellow cardinal.
ANALYSIS: Contrary to widespread media reports, the new guidelines that Pope Francis has endorsed are not a ratification of the Kasper proposal regarding reception of Communion.
NEWS ANALYSIS: In 2014, Pope Francis unleashed a synodal process that, quite unexpectedly, has served to put a leash on the Pope’s own intentions when he initiated the process.