If any single prelate is the bellwether of the liberals and modernists, then it has long been Cardinal Kasper.
When he was in charge of ecumencial dialogue he was always certain to be a reliable source of what the liberal elements within the Church were seeking.
Now, with the synod on the Family, we'll see if it really isn't about the 'Family' as conceived by God or as the family as conceived by man ...
Kasper's new pastoral approach to marriage
April 12, 2014
The New Pastoral Approach of Cardinal Kasper to the divorced-and-“remarried”
- In the Diocese of Aachen, it is evident from the answers that “the Church’s marital and sexual morality... is for many an obstacle to the faith.”
- In the Diocese of Bamberg the answers “express a critical attitude toward the moral doctrine.”
- In the Diocese of Essen, those polled were in favor of “making possible a ceremony to bless homosexual couples.”
- In the Diocese of Freiburg, “living together before a church wedding is not the exception but rather the usual case.”
- In the Diocese of Cologne, “the Church’s teaching is regarded as other-worldly and out-of-touch.”
- In the Diocese of Magdeburg, “the Church has to a great extent lost its authority as a guide in the area of marriage and family.”
- In the Diocese of Mainz, “the ban on artificial methods of birth control is rejected by almost everybody, or else widely regarded as totally irrelevant.”
- In the Diocese of Osnabrueck “more and more people are turning away from the Church.”
- In the Diocese of Rottenburg “a ban on condoms is regarded as criminal.”
- In the Diocese of Trier, those who answered the questionnaire expect “to encounter mercy in questions of marriage, its failure, a new beginning, and sexuality.”