Friday, August 31, 2012

Cardinal Kasper a 'member' of Pro Tridentina (Malta)

Cardinal Kasper with Pope Benedict XVI

It is with pleasure that the interim Committee announces that His Eminence, Cardinal Walter Kasper has joined Pro Tridentina (Malta) on Facebook.  He is President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, having served as its President from 2001 to 2010.

As far as the Tridentine Mass is concerned, Kasper is remembered for his role in discussing with Rabbi David Rosen, in charge of interfaith relations at the American Jewish Committee, on the concerns about a prayer for the "unfaithful" in the Mass, as well as a prayer used during the church's Holy Week liturgy which had contained references to "perfidious," or faithless, Jews.
 
Rosen was assured by Cardinal Walter Kasper, that the Roman Missal used now does not contain the reference to the "perfidious" Jew.