The following article has just appeared on the Chiesa website. I would really appreciate getting seriously though-out feedback on the contents and implications of this. No cartoon polemics and 5-minute apologetics, please.
I’ve posted a (hopefully very restrained) introduction to the article in rorate-caeli.blogspot.com
Here is the article stating that the late Brother Roger of Taize was both Catholic and Calvinist.
Was the Founder of Taizé Protestant, or Catholic? A Cardinal Solves the Riddle
Fr. Roger Schutz was both. He adhered to the Church of Rome while remaining a Calvinist pastor. Wojtyla and Ratzinger gave him communion. Cardinal Kasper explains how, and why
**by Sandro Magister **
ROMA, August 25, 2008 – In an interview published on the feast of the Assumption in “L’Osservatore Romano,” Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the pontifical council for the promotion of Christian unity, solved a riddle concerning the founder of the multi-confessional ecumenical community of Taizé, Fr. Roger Schutz (in the photo).
The riddle concerned Schutz’s relationship with the Catholic Church. Schutz was a Protestant pastor, of the Reformed tradition and of Calvinist origin. After his death – at the age of 90, killed on August 16, 2005 by a mentally deranged woman, during evening prayers and in the presence of 2,500 faithful – the community of Taizé dispelled the notion that he had secretly converted to Catholicism. But the idea of his conversion was supported by various facts: Schutz had repeatedly received Eucharistic communion from John Paul II; he took communion every morning at the Catholic Mass in Taizé; and he was given communion by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger himself, at the funeral Mass for pope Karol Wojtyla.
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