Eighth and last in a series Having read and re-read Cardinal Walter Kasper’s small gem of a book, “Pope Francis’ Revolution of Tenderness and Love” (New York: Paulist Press, 2015, pp. 117, $16.95), I think that due to Cardinal Kasper, I have a good understanding of the Holy Father’s vision of the Church. Now when […]
Re-reading the cardinal’s book makes me feel as though I am on retreat or making days of recollection. I can only describe the book in superlatives. I feel as though, through Cardinal Kasper’s insights and comments, I have entered into Pope Francis’ mind.
Sixth in a series AS I have been reporting in several columns in this series on Pope Francis’ vision for the Church, I have found a marvelous guide in Cardinal Walter Kasper’s “Pope Francis’ Revolution of Tenderness and Love” (New York: Paulist Press, 2015, pp. 117, $16.95). I cannot recall any book the length of […]
Fifth in a series, Though I think there are many exceptionally good sections of Cardinal Walter Kasper’s “Pope Francis’ Revolution of Tenderness and Love” (New York: Paulist Press, 2015, pp. 117, $16.95), I found Chapter Four illuminated for me my experience of contemporary culture and also the thought of some of the philosophers I teach at St. John’s University. The chapter’s title is “The Gospel: Origin, Foundation, and Source of Joy.”
What has made Cardinal Walter Kasper’s “Pope Francis’ Revolution of Tenderness and Love” especially interesting to me is that Cardinal Kasper seems to know the Holy Father’s theology and spiritual approach to problems so well.
Third in a series IN THE FIRST FEW months of his pontificate Pope Francis was depicted, at least in some reports, as though he was totally different from the popes who had preceded him. The impression was received by some that there was little connection between Francis and his predecessors. Of course this was a very wrong impression.
Second in a series Writing this series about Pope Francis and Cardinal Walter Kasper’s book “Pope Francis’ Revolution of Tenderness and Love” (New York: Paulist Press, 2015, pp.117, $16.95), I have become aware that I am reacting toward this pope in a way that I have never reacted to any other pope. Of course like […]
First in a series, AT THE END OF every philosophy course that I teach at St. John’s University, Jamaica, I ask the students for an evaluation of the course, the books used and the teacher. I suggest that the students not sign the evaluation so that they will feel free to be completely honest. I stress that they should not be concerned about hurting my feelings. I want to know their reactions to the course, to the assigned books and to me. I take the evaluations so seriously that I have made significant changes in courses because of what the students have written in evaluations.