I was very glad to read the recent text delivered by PF in which he encouraged the disregarding of ancient traditions, as the Holy Spirit leads us on. I will not criticise his words, because, as you would expect, Father Zed has already done one of his own very thorough demolition jobs.
I welcomed PF's words because they provided yet more material for my thesis that this sort of talk, and these sorts of claims, are at the very heart of the Error of Begoglianism; already condemned as it is in the decrees about the Roman Pontificate in the documents of the First Vatican Council. And I am afraid that I might be betrayed into letting my weakness for satirical rhetoric so run away with me that I might make a joke which counted as Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit. Absit.
But I would like to remind readers of one little matter, in which I am at one with the expressed views of Cardinal Kasper.
It is customary for curial officials, including Nuncios, to be made Archbishops ... archbishops of non-existent churches. For them to be made bishops would be bad enough.
In Anglicanism, Archbishops are rather rare and very elevated phenomena. I know that in the Catholic Church, Archbishops are two-a-penny; but this is still an ecclesiological corruption.
A Bishop is the nodal centre of a particular Church, made up of his presbyterium, his diaconia, and his laos.
To use sacramental consecration as a means of giving status to pen-pushers is ... I would go so far as to characterise it as a corruption. It is certainly a very extreme sort of clericalism.
I wonder why PF doesn't pay any attention to Kasper's views on this.