By Peter O'Dwyer
Cardinal Walter Kasper is a man of singular vision, and has been for a long time. He has spent an entire lifetime pushing for Holy Communion for those in adultery. He has crossed swords with luminaries such as Pope St. John Paul II and then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Kasper's agenda has been rejected multiple times, and he has suffered defeat after defeat.
In 1981, the apostolic exhortation "Familiaris Consortio" deciscively put to rest the possibility of the divorced and remarried receiving Communion. Yet through it all, Kasper has shown corrupted tenacity in his commitment to changing Christ's word. Now the cardinal is in his eighties. He has retired and can no longer participate in conclaves. Time is running out.
But he's closer than ever before to realizing his dream.
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