The Media, the Synod for the Family and Cardinal Kasper
The church and the bishops will come under severe media pressure during the coming year until the next and concluding Synod for the Family takes place in October 2015. The secular media will do what they are best at: cherry-picking the bits that suit them and ignoring the bits they dislike. However, there was enough coming out of the Synod to please the media and hurt the orthodox Catholic anyway. I’m not going to go into details here; we all know what has come out and most orthodox Catholics are shocked by it. On the one hand we have some Cardinals saying the Church can’t change its teaching; then we have Cardinal Kasper putting forward ideas that have be taken up by the pope and a growing majority in the Synod to create an ‘opening’ for the divorced and re-married (without an annulment) to receive Holy Communion. Then we have another bombshell, in that we are told that Gays have positives to offer the Church – I can’t think what though – an early death, an insanitary form of sex that is liken by St Paul in Romans (Chap 1: 18-32) to paganism. St Paul unlike some in the Church was never afraid to preach against homosexual acts. He says “I am not ashamed of the gospel” (Romans 1: 16).
Is Cardinal Kasper a Racist?
Cardinal Kasper’s remarks about Africans have been largely ignored by the BBC and the mainstream media – why? Here is a transcript of part of a Zenit interview with Kasper and the Vatican reporter Edward Pentin.
Kasper:] Africa is totally different from the West. Also Asian and Muslim countries, they’re very different, especially about gays. You can’t speak about this with Africans and people of Muslim countries. It’s not possible. It’s a taboo. For us, we say we ought not to discriminate, we don’t want to discriminate in certain respects.
Q - But are African participants listened to in this regard?
[Kasper:] No, the majority of them [who hold these views won’t speak about them].
Q - They’re not listened to?
[Kasper:] In Africa of course [their views are listened to], where it’s a taboo.
Q - What has changed for you, regarding the methodology of this synod?
[Kasper:] I think in the end there must be a general line in the Church, general criteria, but then the questions of Africa we cannot solve. There must be space also for the local bishops’ conferences to solve their problems but I’d say with Africa it’s impossible [for us to solve]. But they should not tell us too much what we have to do.
Cardinal Kasper has denied saying these things. However he has apologized for offending Africans – he seems to be contradicting himself. But Pentin had made an audio recording. Surely Kasper’s credibility is now at zero? Well no, sadly it is not and the reason for this is the ‘Gay’ agenda of the mainstream media and even some in the Synod who support so called ‘Gay’ issues.
Everything else is subjected to this untouchable issue; nothing else matters quite so much for the liberal media, even truth, and certainly not race issues. But the crux of the matter is that the main stream media has almost totally ignored the Kasper controversy. In any other walk of life Kasper would have been hung out to dry by the secular media – but as he is pro-‘gay’ etc. and a Cardinal he is untouchable.
Question - Is this is Kasper a racist and a liar?