“Only love defeats exhaustion”

The late Carlo Maria Cardinal Martini’s “spiritual testament”–an interview he gave three weeks before his death on August 31, 2012–is much more nuanced than early news stories reported it, but also much more hard-hitting. The indispensable John Allen offers NCR’s translation.

I have also included a PDF file here on Newsstand, because the interview is something I think I will be referring to over and over again; it is a keeper. NCR Martini



Filed under Readings in Religion

2 responses to ““Only love defeats exhaustion”

  1. Tony

    Thanks, John, for referring us to the NCR translation by John Allen. A world of difference, from the usual news bits that give only phrases and single lines abstracted from their paragraphs.

  2. johnnery

    Thanks, Tony! I like his final challenge, which should give pause to carping critic or complacent Catholic alike.

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