I thank you for your question on the divorced. The [October 2014] Synod will be on the family, its problems, about the richness of family, the current situation of the family. The preliminary presentation that cardinal Kasper made had five chapters. Four on the beautiful things of the family from a theological perspective, family problems, the pastoral problem of separations, matrimonial nullity, divorced and the problem of communion... It did not please me that so many people, including in the Church, priests, etc, spoke of communion for the divorced as if it were all reduced to casuistry. We know that there is a crisis of the family. Young people do not want to get married, or do not get married, live together... I do not wish that we got into casuistry: what can be done or cannot be done... That is why I am so thankful for this question, because it gives me the opportunity to clarify. The pastoral problem of the family is very, very wide, and should not be plucked case by case. That which Pope Benedict said three times - once in the South Tyrol, another time in Milan, and another in a consistory - is that the procedures of matrimonial nullity have to be examined. To study the faith with which a person enters matrimony, and clarify that divorcees are not strange. Oftentimes they are treated as if they were. I am certain that it was the Spirit of the Lord who guided us to choose this theme for the Synod. The family needs much pastoral help.
It did not please our beloved Pope that so many people, including the person he appointed to speak on his behalf, spoke on communion for divorced.
I know this will send shock waves through the Roman Catholic episcopate, but when appointing a person to speak on your behalf, one has to make a judgement about what message you wish to have conveyed. Step two of getting that message conveyed is looking for a person with solid histories of teaching and preaching the message faithfully and succinctly and then appointing them to do the job.
When you appoint and hire persons who have been misleading and demoralizing Catholics in their own fiefdom, it stands to reason those are the convictions that will be taught on your behalf.
Cardinal Kasper has a long history of teaching errors and even leading a formal schism in his own country.
Why do prelates all the way to the top continue to expect us to believe dissent is not the message they intended to convey when they selected such persons?
If I want to teach my family about morals and I hire Charlie Sheen, one must assume I've done my homework and selected the right person to convey the message I wish to have conveyed. I own the outcome.
With all due respect, it is simply not believable to select Kasper, sit back and watch the circus of dissent and confusion he conveys on your behalf, and then claim you did not wish this outcome.
Not owning the outcome feels deceptive and that is impacting credibility and trust.
A survey monkey has demonstrated the overwhelming majority of Catholics have been taught dissent and are being empowered by dissidents in place in every parish and school.
Be men and own up to it.
The Roman Catholic Church ordained and hired dissenters on every level and the situation is catastrophic.
Announcing the fix is in, hiring a man leading a schismatic movement and then claiming he is shocked by the outcome tells us it is the same old show only now at the top.
It gives the appearance the Pope is among those who operate under the old chestnut of passive-aggressive deception. That is bringing a boatload of other problems he didn't expect upon his papacy.
This is the reality which everyone needs to face because it is not going away unless and until he stops the nonsense of appointing dissidents to speak and teach on his behalf.
Throwing abortifacients, immorality and Communion to divorced from the ride on the donkey is doing irreversible damage. The world loves ya baby but Catholics losing the people they love to it, not so much.
Whether you do it, you hire somebody else to do it while you ride the donkey and get off in the public square to kiss their hands - the outcome is coming from you and we all know it.
We are all waiting for the big TADA in October.
If it doesn't lead our families to salvation and redemption, clearly, succinctly and without confusion, sadly, his papacy will not recover from the mistrust he has fostered.
A tragedy really, because I believe he is a faithful man, possibly too entrenched in the diabolical delusion that setting up the sheep to eat the apple is reconciliation with God.