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Do we want a living tradition or a petrified one?

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“Dialogue with them is not easy. The main problem with them is not the Mass in Latin, but the concept of tradition. Do we want a living tradition or a petrified one?”

-- Cardinal Walter Kasper, the Vatican's chief ecumenist, on talks with the Society of Saint Pius X, a schismatic group that broke with the Catholic Church decades ago and that Pope Benedict XVI is trying to woo back into the fold. Kasper was quoted by Reuters.

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