Someone in National catholic Reporter finds fault with Cardinal Kasper's book on mercy, or rather, Mercy, as, as his Eminence points out, that is God's name, in a sense.
Now, to lack of sense - To be sure, Kasper can come across as ..... anthropocentric, with little attention paid to the implications for mercy in the growing focus on creation.
That will be taken care of in the Theology of Recycling, no? St. Somebody's Little Way of Waste Management? an order of Poor Peta-members to teach us that ferrets are made in the image and likeness of God and have immortal souls?
We already have religious sisters who dance around May pole, and pray to Gaia more often than to the Lord Jesus Christ, I am given to understand.
This is third hand, but I have no reason to doubt its authentitcy:
I don't think this is harmless stupidity, either.Easter Blessing . . .
Let us thank the Earth that offers ground
for home and holes our feet firm to walk
in space open to infinite galaxies.
Let us salute the silence and certainty of
mountains; their sublime stillness, their
The wonder of a garden trusting the first
warmth of spring…the humility of the
Earth that transfigures all that has fallen
of outlived growth.
The kindness of the Earth,
opening to receive our worn forms
into the final stillness.
Let us remember within us the ancient clay,
holding the memory of seasons,
the passion of the wind, the fluency of water,
the warmth of fire, the quiver-touch of the sun.
May the spirit of hope that Easter brings help you find peace.
May all the beauty and glory of this blessed season fill our hearts with praise.
~ ~ ~ The School Sisters of XXX, ZZZ Province
I think it is in support of an unsavory agenda.
It is a particularly pernicious strain of relativism that tries to give parity to all forms of life on earth, so that killing of the unborn human becomes just another bit of give and take, endorsing population control so as not to crowd out other life forms, or overtax other ecosystems.