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  • [Catholic Caucus] One Bishop Rejects Francis's Evil Synodal Plan

    10/26/2021 3:18:03 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 2 replies
    Return To Tradition ^ | 10/26/2021 | Anthony Stine
    Apparently the in-the-know Bishops have no idea what Synodality even means. We're in good hands, folks. ...
  • ANALYSIS: Vatican’s Synod on Synodality will consult non-Catholics, lapsed Catholics

    09/08/2021 6:27:49 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 7, 2021 | Michael Haynes
    VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) – The Vatican has revealed that the “decisive” process of the two-year Synod on Synodality will be based on “listening” to “people who have left the practice of the faith” and on “inter-religious dialogue.” At a Vatican press conference September 7, Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, introduced the vademecum (handbook) and the preparatory document for the multi-year Synod on Synodality. The theme for the event, “For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission,” is built upon the Second Vatican Council’s concept of synodality and the concept of “listening...
  • Pope’s appointment of new synod’s general relator points to his support of German Synodal Path

    07/10/2021 3:39:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 9, 2021 | Maike Hickson
    Pope’s appointment of new synod’s general relator points to his support of German Synodal PathCardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J. is known to support the idea of ordaining married men as priests and of being open to the idea of female “priests.”July 9, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – On July 8, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J. as the general relator of the upcoming 2023 Synod of Bishops on Synodality. The Archbishop of Luxembourg is known to support the idea of ordaining married men as priests and of being open to the idea of female “priests.” Since he is...
  • Catholic Synod appears to be moving toward ordination for married men in Amazon Region

    10/17/2019 10:45:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 10/17/2019 | Thomas Reese
    VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The synod of bishops meeting in Rome appears to be moving toward recommending the ordination of married men in the Amazon region.While no one can predict what the bishops will do, one Brazilian bishop recently estimated that two-thirds of the bishops at the synod will support ordaining “viri probati” — a church phrase meaning “married men of proven virtue.”Another participant told Religion News Service that only a couple of the 185 bishops spoke against the idea during the first week of the synod.The three-week synod, which began Oct. 6, is composed mostly of bishops from the Amazon...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Müller Accuses: From This Synod They Have Driven Out Jesus

    10/08/2019 1:00:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 8, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] Müller Accuses: From This Synod They Have Driven Out Jesus The Synod on the Amazon has begun. “But it will have consequences for the universal Church,” warns Cardinal Gerhard Müller, in a lengthy interview with Matteo Matzuzzi for the newspaper “Il Foglio,” released on the very day of the opening of the work. “If one listens to the voices of some of the protagonists of this assembly, one understands easily that the agenda is entirely European.”European, and above all German. Also in Germany, in fact, there has been launched a “synodal path” that will take its cue from...
  • Angels and Demons? ... exorcise the Vatican ahead of Amazon Synod (trunc)

    09/29/2019 9:06:36 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Sep 28, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    Flanked by banners of the four evangelists, and gathered under the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an international coalition of 200 Catholic laity today assembled in silence near St. Peter’s Square, to pray “as a united army against the enemies of God and the Church.” Standing at the foot of Castel Sant’Angelo on the eve of the liturgical feast of St. Michael the Archangel, the international lay coalition launched an “appeal to the angels against the evil spirits” ahead of the Amazonian Synod being held at the Vatican Oct. 6-27. LifeSite also learned that another act of spiritual...
  • Radical liberation theologians push for overthrow of Catholic doctrine at Amazon synod

    09/03/2019 5:24:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 03, 2019 | Maike Hickson and Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Radical liberation theologians push for overthrow of Catholic doctrine at Amazon synod September 3, 2019 ( – A group of aging priests and theologians associated with Latin American “liberation theology” who are involved in the preparation for Pope Francis’ upcoming “Pan-Amazon Synod” have produced a document arguing for the overthrow of Catholic doctrine in a variety of areas, LifeSite has learned. The document, called “Towards the Pan-Amazonian Synod: Challenges and Contributions from Latin America and the Caribbean,” was produced in April of this year as a result of a meeting in Bogota, Colombia, by theologians from two organizations promoting liberation...
  • Cardinal Tobin appointed to youth synod, USCCB confirms [Catholic Caucus]

    08/25/2018 10:10:35 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 18 replies
    Washington D.C., Aug 25, 2018 / 09:10 am (CNA).- The U.S. bishops’ conference has confirmed that Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark has been appointed by Pope Francis to participate in October’s 25th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which will meet to discuss young people, the faith, and vocational discernment. Tobin will join Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop José H. Gomez, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, and Bishop Robert E. Barron, who, according to a July 23 USCCB press release, were elected by the U.S. bishops’ conference to attend the conference, after which their election was...
  • Miniature Shadow Synod being held with Pope every day at Santa Marta

    10/13/2015 3:34:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rotate Caeli ^ | October 13, 2015 | New Catholic
    Buried within the article published today in the Catholic German newspaper Die Tagespost is the incredible news that helps to explain both the amazing way in which rules are changed by the hour at the 2015 Synod, and the constant leaks of threats and papal opinions. Every day a kind of miniature Shadow Synod meets at the Domus Sanctae Marthae with the Pope (including some Synod Fathers and some outside guests) to decide what steps should be taken at the Synod. Maybe not even the author realized how explosive the revelation he included nonchalantly in his piece below is: there...
  • Pope's Forte: Spilling the Beans

    05/10/2016 6:37:51 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 127 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 5/7/16 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Archbishop Bruno Forte, Pope Bergoglio’s handpicked Special Secretary for both sessions of the Phony Synod, is a supremely arrogant man. For only supreme arrogance could explain his reported insertion into the midterm report of Phony Synod 2014 (with Francis’s full approval) those infamous statements about “valuing” the “homosexual orientation” and recognizing that “homosexual unions” can provide “precious support in the life of the partners” as they habitually engage in sodomy. And only supreme arrogance could explain Bruno’s matter-of-fact revelation of what we have long known anyway: that the entire “synodal process” was stage-managed by Francis to advance his pet project...
  • Fr. Rutler on Christian Credentials

    11/07/2015 3:47:47 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    Pewsitter ^ | 11/7/15 | Fr. George W. Rutler
    An astute professor once said that political wrangling in universities is so vicious because the stakes are so small. There are those in proverbial ivory towers who will struggle to get control of a faculty or become an assistant dean with an animus that would ill befit a general in battle. There is one caveat here, though, and it is this: the stakes are not so small when you consider that professors can shape the minds of a whole generation. A recent letter in The New York Times signed by Catholic academics, objected that a columnist had no right to...
  • Pope's recent failure strengthens my Catholic faith

    11/06/2015 1:23:48 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 45 replies
    Alabama Media Group ^ | November 04, 2015 | J. Pepper Bryars
    Alabama can be an interesting place to be Catholic. On the one hand, it's challenging to live within an overwhelmingly evangelical community that generally believes our faith isn't authentic Christianity. "If he's a Christian, it's despite being Catholic," is how I've heard it said. On the other, we have great opportunities to learn from the thriving protestant communities that dominate the Bible Belt – their knowledge of scripture, how they make church fun for families, and how they build thriving, mission-minded congregations. But perhaps the greatest challenge, and opportunity, is when we're questioned by a knowledgeable and well-meaning protestant. While...
  • Is the ‘gay mafia’ behind the Synod on the Family?

    11/04/2015 4:51:33 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/3/15 | A Priest
    Is a homosexual agenda unduly influencing the outcome of the Synod on the family? It’s a question that needs to be raised because snippets gleaned from the Vatican in recent years seem to point in this direction... ...If this article has put the jigsaw together properly we must surmise that the sex abuse crisis is not over for the Church. The secular and Catholic media’s failure to report it accurately, and an over focus on paedophilia not homosexuality meant that sexually active gay men hiding behind dog collars remain free to betray their vows as priests. Having avoided exposure so...
  • The Synod’s final report is a victory for liberals on homosexuality – here’s why

    10/30/2015 11:20:03 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/26/15 | John-Henry Westen
    The truth of the Catholic Church regarding homosexuality is so far removed from the mainstream media’s debates over same-sex “marriage” it is nearly impossible to achieve an accurate reading of the Synod’s final document (Relazione Finale) without an in depth understanding of the Church’s teaching in this regard... ...However, all of that language is missing from the Synod’s final document. The war over language in the Synod hall was all about getting rid of clear language condemning homosexuality and other sins, and the liberals have achieved their goal in the final document. Gone are references to even the sinfulness of...
  • Sin-Nod Emboldens Dissenters In Archdiocese Of Washington

    10/30/2015 11:13:08 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut
    Restore-DC-Catholicism ^ | 10/29/15 | Restore-DC-Catholicism
    When I use the word "dissenter" I mean those who willfully deviate from the Traditions of the Catholic Church as handed down through the centuries. Two striking examples were made disgustingly evident today. The first came from Cardinal Wuerl, in the publication of two interviews he gave after the sin-nod ended. One was given to America magazine (and expounded upon by Vox Cantoris), the other was published by Religion News Service. I am not going into a comprehensive analysis of these interviews, else we'd be here for hours. It's clear that he is feeling emboldened by this pontificate to flaunt...
  • Who Won the Synod?

    10/27/2015 12:33:33 PM PDT · by LovedSinner · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/26/2015 | Ross Douthat
    No, look, what actually happened is that conservatives won what was probably the closest thing to victory that they could have hoped for, given that 1) the pope was against them, and 2) the pope stacked the governing and writing committees and the voting ranks, and did I mention that 3) the pope was against them....So the journalists covering the synod document as a setback for the innovators (and, because he elevated them, the pontiff) are mostly correct, given their ambitions going in. But so, in a certain way, are the journalists covering it as a kind of cracked-door to...
  • The Twelve Elected to the New Synod Council [governs Catholic Church synods going forward]

    10/26/2015 2:30:14 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod
    L'Espresso ^ | October 24, 2015 | Sandro Magister & Me
    [Summarized mostly in my own words since the translation from Italian was clunky - bbg]: Besides voting on the final document, the Synod Fathers also selected members of the Synod Council, the group that governs the synods going forward. There are three members elected per continent. Archbishop Chaput received the highest number of votes overall; Cardinals Sarah and Pell also garnered high totals. Even though the Synod Fathers voted for several excellent Italian bishops, the votes were so dispersed that Bruno Forte ended up with the win. At some point, Francis will choose three more to be added to the...
  • A Closing Comment on the Synod

    10/26/2015 1:12:41 PM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    Opus Publicum ^ | 10-26-2015 | Gabriel Sanchez
    The glib optimism flowing from ostensibly conservative Catholics concerning the recently concluded Extraordinary Synod on the Family is a thing of wonder. Only in a Church where abuse, dissent, and outright heresy are so commonplace could a document like the final Relatio be held up as a banner of orthodoxy. Some conservatives are now laying into traditional Catholics, noting that their worries about schism and collapse were not just overblown, but thoroughly ridiculous. As a friend of mine observed, however, just because a stroke is a more dramatic way to die doesn’t mean a nice quiet bout of cancer won’t...
  • George Weigel: The Final Report of Synod-2015

    10/25/2015 9:08:51 AM PDT · by edwinland · 18 replies
    First Things ^ | 10/24/2015 | George Weigel
    <p>The Relatio Finalis [final report] of Synod-2015, adopted this evening by the Synod Fathers, is a massive and encouraging improvement over the Instrumentum Laboris [working document] that was the baseline for the Synod’s work. The tremendous difference between the two documents illustrates just how fruitful a path the Synod walked over three sometimes-challenging weeks.</p>
  • Final Relatio: An Opening for Communion to Divorced & Remarried? "Discernment" is key term

    10/24/2015 2:15:03 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 24, 2015 | Christine Niles
    The Italian version was released today, with the English translation expected soon. It's reported that all 94 paragraphs received a two-thirds majority vote. Although the small circle reports of the Synod Fathers this past week overwhelmingly rejected the Kasper Proposal (opening up Holy Communion to those in non-sacramental, invalid marriages — the numbers were four to one against), fears were that the Final Relatio, drafted by a group consisting largely of a liberal bloc of six prelates and one priest, would gain a victory for the progressive agenda by writing this proposal in. Those fears seem largely to have been realized,...