Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Rorate Caeli: Op-Ed: "Rome: the Age of Emptiness"
Under these conditions, the October Synod could well seem like an Epiphany...of emptiness. It is very likely that Francis has already found out that the theses of which Cardinal Kasper had been one of the greatest champions, could not lead to a modification of the doctrine of the Church without provoking significant divisions. Some think that he believed, in his somewhat impressionistic theological way, that formulas could be found to open the door to a permission, in a certain number of cases, granted to divorced and remarried persons, to accede to the Sacraments of the Church, by playing mercy against "rigorism", "pastoral" against dogma.