The Synod on the Family, Kasper and the Rebels:
the “Call for Mercy in Concrete Situations.”
The Church’s teaching on divorce is a hot topic from which no one can escape. A good starting point to understand what is going on is a well-balanced article that appeared at the end of last year on La Bussola Quotidiana (The Daily Compass) by Matteo Matzuzzi that sketches and frames the essential terms of a debate that is unfolding. This debate was stirred up by a paper written by Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising at the beginning of last November that was a real attack against the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Msgr. Gerhard Ludwig Müller. There is a paradox in all of this, since the latter, whose position anchors him to first principles, is well known for his allergic reaction to Tradition.