The real Cardinal Kasper? Admin Monday, May 19, 2014 Cardinal Walter Kasper, much praised by Pope Francis, has been much in the news for his apparent efforts to normalize Communion for the divorced and remarried. But his book Mercy shows a rather different figure. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.