German cardinal Walter Kasper walks on St Peter's square during a break of a meeting of a conclave to elect a new pope on March 4, 2013 at the Vatican.  The Vatican meetings will set the date for the start of the conclave this month and help identify candidates among the cardinals to be the next leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.   AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI        (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

“The God who is enthroned over the world and history as a changeless being is an offence to man. One must deny him for man’s sake, because he claims for himself the dignity and honour that belong by right to man…. We must resist this God, however, not only for man’s sake, but also for God’s sake. He is not the true God at all, but rather a wretched idol. For a God who is only along side of and above history, who is not himself history, is a finite God. If we call such a being God, then for the sake of the Absolute we must become absolute atheists. Such a God springs from a rigid world view; he is the guarantor of the status quo and the enemy of the new.”

Walter Kasper “Gott in der Geschichte”, Gott heute: 15 Beiträge zur Gottesfrage, (Mainz 1967). Translation of passage from “The New Pastoral Approach of Cardinal Kasper to the divorced and ‘remarried'”, 12th April 2014, Documentation Information Catholiques Internationales.
“”””
Reference supplied by Voice of the Family 
Advertisements