|African American Jessy Owens wins the 100 metres at the 1936 Olympics under the watchful eyes of Adolph Hitler|
The car crash Synod has just produced a car crash interview.
There must be a feeling somewhere in Rome that if Pope Francis 'stands by his man' then it might be something of a car crash for His Holiness as well. 'Who am I to judge?' I'm not sure that will pass this time!
Africans, eh? They're good at the Olympics but they're don't quite have the enlightened 'serene theology' necessary for the 21st century do they, Cardinal Kasper?
The Africans obviously haven't been 'civilized' by the West enough yet. While our suicidal birth rates, family and marital breakdown and encouragement of the 'gay community' in the West suggest the implosion of an entire culture, apparently it is the Africans who need 're-educating'. Their faith and experience has nothing to contribute to the Synod, apparently. What cheek!
What exactly is the difference between Kasper's view on the African bishops and the prevailing Western imposition of population control on Africa because even though they haven't asked for population control, the Western nations think they know what is best for them?
Do they have Racial Justice Sunday in Rome, or is that just a collection in England and Wales?
Obviously, when Cardinal Kasper describes himself in terms of a mouthpiece for the Pope, we can safely say that on this occasion Pope Francis and Cardinal Kasper do not see eye to eye. Otherwise on the one hand we would be 'helping migrants' while at the same time treating their opinions with contempt. Whatever that is, that's not exactly the Second Vatican Council's vision of 'mission'.
Pope Francis values the contributions of Africans to the Church.
It's just Cardinal Kasper, I would hope, who doesn't want to listen to their thoughts
on the family, marriage, the Sacraments and the protection of human life.
In terms of courting the World this Papacy has been 'successful' in terms of PR, but there is no accounting for what will happen when the prelate who called the UK a 'third world country' is taking interviews...