Catholic Church outdated: Cardinal Martini

 He died in Milan after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Ucan News : Posted on September 3, 2012, 8:13 AM


Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini (Photo Courtesy:


Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, who died Friday, held the view that the Catholic Church was “200 years behind time.

“Our culture has aged, our churches are big and empty and the church bureaucracy rises up, our rituals and our cassocks are pompous,” said the ormer archbishop of Milan in his last interview that was published in an Italian daily a day after his dealth.

He died in Milan after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

The Cardinal Archbishop of Milan

    The Cardinal Archbishop of Milan (Photo credit: gashwin)

The 85-year-old Jesuit cardinal, whol was also the papal candidate,said that the Church must admit its mistakes and begin a radical change, starting from the pope and the bishops.

“The pedophilia scandals oblige us to take a journey of transformation,” he said.

Cardinal Martini, famous for comments that the use of condoms could be acceptable in some cases, said the Church should open up to new kinds of families or risk losing its flock.

“A woman is abandoned by her husband and finds a new companion to look after her and her children. A second love succeeds. If this family is discriminated against, not just the mother will be cut off but also her children,” he added.

In this way “the Church loses the future generation,” he said in the interview, made a fortnight before he died.

The Vatican opposes divorce and forbids contraception.

His final message to Pope Benedict XVI was to begin a shakeup of the Catholic Church without delay.

Source: Times of India

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  1. September 3, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    A very wise and noble man.


  2. September 12, 2012 at 6:34 pm

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