Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Napier’

John Allen apologises to misquoted cardinal

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Journalist John L. Allen, Jr., has apologised to South African Cardinal Wilfred Napier after the latter was misquoted in a Crux story. The story included a quote by Cardinal Napier seemingly challenging the right of Pope Francis to appoint members of a commission to draft the synod on the family’s final document. But after Cardinal Read more

Cardinal slams synod commission which includes NZ prelate

Friday, October 16th, 2015

A South African cardinal has admitted signing a letter to Pope Francis criticising the make-up of a commission which includes New Zealand’s Cardinal John Dew. Cardinal Wilfred Napier of Durban told Crux that he shares concerns about “the choice of the people that are writing up the final document” for the synod. Pope Francis appointed Read more

South African cardinal dislikes conservative/liberal labels

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

A South African cardinal has objected to people trying to pigeonhole synod fathers as conservatives and liberals. Writing in the Catholic Herald, Cardinal Wilfred Napier stated: “I am never at ease where people are busy fitting everyone into one or other pigeonhole, camp or category in order to predetermine what they are going to say Read more

Cardinal apologises for saying paedophilia not criminal

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Cardinal Wilfred Napier of Durban has apologised for describing paedophilia as a “psychological disorder” and not “a criminal condition” that deserves punishment. The cardinal had told BBC Radio 5 live that people who were abused as children and became paedophiles were not criminally responsible for their actions in the same way as somebody “who chooses Read more