I CONGRATULATE you warmly on your timely remark on Hans Kling's open letter to the Pope. You write: "If Fr Kling seriously expects all these proposals to be entertained, he clearly has not been listening to the Pope's speeches on the family, at the Synod." To that I add, "Nor has he probably bothered to read, much less study, the Bishops joint Message to Christian Families in the Modern Word, a masterpiece, full or love, hope and compassion." But then, v,e have long since had the impression that Kling only listens to ... himself. Presumably, he is con-. vinced that his personal teacher is the Holy Spirit. and that this Spirit of Christ by-passes the Magisterium or the Church. when he "speaks" directly (?) to Kling.
Professor Kling has frequently complained that the Pope will not listen to him, to Hans Kling. Yet we cannot but find it both strange and suspicious that. when John Paul visits Germany, Kling decides to come to England, apparently to avoid meeting the Pope. is it that Kling is, fundamentally, afraid of facing the truth'?
We can only hope that people who will "flock" to St Paul's to hear Kling, will, first of all, have read the Catholic Herald this week!
(e"") El. L. Howard-Noble Wimborn Dorset