Cardinal Kasper is so mad at being outed as a racist that he is threatening to sic reporters on the reporter who actually quoted him accurately.
Father Z has details and links.
Heh. There is a "jounolist" for the church dissadents? that might explain much of the bad reporting on what went on.
To put things into perspective on that kerfuffle: the aim of the dissadents was to deny that sexual sins were serious, in the name of "compassion".
Yet, one wonders if the Pope actually meant not to preach so rabidly that compassion was lost.
A good example of putting things into perspective is this essay by old lefty Archbishop Cruz (ret) on the murder of one of our boy-girl prostitutes by a US Marine.
So what if there are Filipinos who sell their votes to moneyed political candidates, who sell their services as housemaids to able families or who have nothing else than their own bodies to sell and make some money to support their parents, brothers and/or sisters?
Does that mean that they are lesser human beings, that they have lesser human dignity, that they have lesser inalienable rights, that they are but things to be used and exploited, and to be thrown away after they are useful no more and wherefore considered useless?...
As to the above recent Filipino victim of the sick and sickening American sailor, certain questions come to mind: So what if the victim was a transgender? Since when did a given sexuality lessen human dignity? Since when did sexual constitution lessen the worth of human life? Since when did sexual identity lessen the significance of a human person? Since when?!
ah, but the elites at the Inquirer see Jennifer as "chosing" to sell her body, a "human right". This will please the elites gay clique in Makati so they don't feel guilty about messing around with each other, but the backstory of this is that too many "mess around" with the local street kids or mess around with their maids/employees of either sex.
Like the Bishop's meeting, this is not really about "compassion" but about selling the idea that sex is always okay, and judgementalism here is wrong. Ah, but what about the innocent parties? Do we approve of "second marriages" when the first marriage partner is struggling to make ends meet, or do we go back to the days when people stayed in miserable marriages for the sake of the children? The latter led to a lot of miserable folks, but I'm not sure that serial "living together" with boyfriends and no father at all is a better idea.
All this ignores the real story: the severe poverty behind "Jennifer" deciding to help her family by selling her body. She was the major breadwinner of her family...
which is the bigger sin? Selling one's body because one is poor, or politicians who take bribes to look the other way when casinos and bars cater to these things or rich businessmen/tourists exploit poor locals?