How quickly we forget.
One cannot give in to the divorce mentality: confidence in the natural and supernatural gifts of God to man prevents that. PastoraI activity must support and promote indissolubility. The doctrinal aspects should be transmitted, clarified and defended, but even more important are consistent actions. Whenever a couple is going through difficulties, the sympathy of Pastors, and of the other faithful must be combined with clarity and fortitude in remembering that conjugal love is the way to work out a positive solution to their crisis. Given that God has united them by means of an indissoluble bond, the husband and wife by utilizing all their human resources, together with good will, and by, above all, confiding in the assistance of divine grace, can and should emerge from their moments of crisis renewed and strengthened. (Source)
What do you think St. John Paul II would say of Cardinal Kasper’s nonsense? The saintly Pope made it clear that pastoral practice could never be divorced (pun intended) from the Truth.
I really like his expression “divorce mentality.” That’s sums it up nicely.
As Mr. Pacheco has pointed out before, the underlying current of +Kasper’s approach is a lack of trust in God’s transforming grace, another point which JP II trounced in the quote above.