CORPORAL WORKER. Pope Francis in Campobasso, Italy, on July 5.
Walter KasperSeptember 02, 2014
The precept of mercy applies not only to individual Christians but to the church as a whole. Many ask: If God is always merciful, why is the church not the same? Or, why does the church not seem to be as merciful as God? The question expresses the uneasiness of many Christians.They are right: The ch
Walter KasperApril 23, 2001
Among Catholic theologians the relationship between the universal church and the particular [local] churches is a burning question today; they continue to debate it intensely. In 1999 I published my opinion in an essay On the Office of the Bishop. In 2000 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger responded in a lec