Author Archives: Wolf Paul

Der Skandal der Kirchenspaltung …

Kardinal Kasper: Kirchenspaltung „Skandal“

Der emeritierte deutsche römisch-katholische Kurienkardinal Walter Kasper hat am Dienstag die anhaltende Spaltung der christlichen Kirche als „Skandal“ bezeichnet.

Angesichts der Krisen auf der Welt brauche es dringend weitere Schritte zur Einheit, sagte er beim Weltfriedenstreffen der Gemeinschaft Sant’Egidio im deutschen Münster. Es gebe heute keine wesentlichen Differenzen mehr zwischen katholischen und evangelischen Christen. Die wahren Unterschiede lägen zwischen denen, die glauben, und denen, die nicht glauben oder einer anderen Religion angehören.


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We’re leaving Britain – Jews aren’t safe here anymore

This is the title of an article in today’s Daily Telegraph, and this sort of thing will become more and more common all across Europe unless our governments find ways to effectively counteract antisemitism.

And make no mistake: Calling into question Israel’s right to defend itself or colluding with Fatah and Hamas by recognizing a Palestinian state short of a comprehensive negotiated settlement and peace treaty between these groups and Israel does NOT contribute to effectively counteracting antisemitism. Continue reading


Don’t be irritated if the blog looks different now and then — I will experiment for a while with different themes until I have found one that I find satisfactory.

Also, due to various time constraints, Web Roundup may experience some hiatus during the next few weeks.

Time to resign or apologize …

The Deputy Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Reinhard Mitterlehner (ÖVP) said in parliament a couple of days ago that it was not the mandate of the King Abdullah Centre for Interreligious Dialogue to speak out against human rights violations by its principal sponsor like the one described in the Amnesty International report linked below. Continue reading