We’re in the Aula Magna of the Pontifical Lateran University, with the Basilica of that name was my parish of domicile for very many years.
It’s an hour before the conference, but the guys are already pouring in.
Meanwhile, memories flood into my soul. I was doing degree work here with the great Thomist Cardinal Carlo Caffarra when the Pope John Paul Institute for Marriage and the Family was blazingly orthodox, openly fighting with the heretics over at the Alphonsianum. It was a great consolation. Very formative.
BTW: This post is bait for an anonymous seems to be Jesuit in India who cynically used Cardinal Sarah to bait me for his anonymous blog. Look, if you can’t dialog with your name, you are so scared of yourself that you won’t even begin to listen to anyone else. Let’s listen to each other. Then reason things out with a reason purified by faith. Go to Confession and tell me your name.
Filling up fast:
After praying the third hour together (great when priests actually pray together) we’re getting ready to hear Cardinal Sarah. Hint: He’s Catholic. Please note that we won’t be hearing from Cardinal Kasper. …
He’s dismantling every last ambuguity in chapter eight of Amoris laetitia. Brilliant. Theological, pastoral, historical, practical, liturgical, canonical, confessors as guides not experimenters. No more: “I went to three priests and all told me something different.” Precise. Thank you, your Eminence.
Then he thanked us. Very humble.
Jam packed. So, pretty much exactly 600 of the 895 Missionaries showed up.