This talk was inspired by some correspondence with a person who is wondering about what I would call a fundamentalist and puritan Christian totalitarian theocracy.
I give a few elements of my refusal of such a system in favour of Christian Humanism, Platonism, mysticism and tolerance. Clearly the only way out of the anxiety we live through in this world is God and our spiritual life, the only way we can find knowledge, nobility of spirit, but yet a love and respect for others, even when it is impossible to understand them.
I recommend a discovery of this dimension of Christianity, of Romanticism and a way that is neither the “cancel culture” of Woke nor the pitiless legalism and hypocrisy of puritanism. God will bring us through our anxiety – if we let Him.
Thought you might like this Father:
Click to access An-interview-with-Cardinal-Walter-Kasper.pdf
I have just had a little tidy-up. I do believe that the example of Blessed Charles de Foucauld is essential to conceive of a different kind of existence of the Church and priestly ministry.