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New Year, Old Lunacy: Cardinal Marx says Catholics can "learn from Luther"

Lutheran niceties: Luther preaches Christ, Pope and Catholic clerics in the jaws of hell
(from the workshop of Lucas Cranach the Elder)

Cardinal Marx, also known as "Cardinal Bling", drowning in his Kirchensteuer millions, is a gift that keeps on giving.

From Die Welt:

Berlin - The Reformation anniversary in 2017 is considered a significant event also for the Catholic Church, according to the chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx. "Luther did not aim to split the Church, but, with his calls to reform, wished to draw attention to grievances that obscured the message of the Gospel," the Archbishop of Munich writes in a column in the journal of the German Cultural Council Politik & Kultur. "After 50 years of joint ecumenical dialogue, it is possible for a Catholic Christian to read Luther's texts appreciatively, and to learn from his thoughts." [source]

Well, from what one reads every single day, it does seem that, even at the end of his life, the major German heresiarch was still more "orthodox" than a good portion of today's German-speaking Catholic bishops and clerics, who seem to believe in nothing at all... Perhaps that is what the Cardinal means by "learning from Luther"?...

The whole piece is available here at Politik & Kultur, page 12, as part of their commemorative series on the Reformationsjubiläum.