Saturday September 1st 2012 Tim
Cardinal Martini claimed that condoms, with respect
to the spread of Aids, were "the lesser of evils." He felt
no animosity to the idea of the ordination of women. He argued
that legal abortion would eliminate illegal abortion. He leaned
toward an idea that a terminally sickness gave its sufferer the right to
put an end to it all.
He died yesterday, and but for news of
his death from a number of sources, I don't think I ever would have known of
his existence. And, apart from his name, what surprises me most
about Cardinal Martini is the report that he claimed his church was "two
hundred years behind the times."