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  • 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 Bergoglioís 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 Francisís full approval) those infamous statements about ďvaluingĒ the ďhomosexual orientationĒ and recognizing that ďhomosexual unionsĒ can provide ďprecious support in the life of the partnersĒ as they habitually engage in sodomy. And only supreme arrogance could explain Brunoís matter-of-fact revelation of what we have long known anyway: that the entire ďsynodal processĒ 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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äėgay mafia‚Äô 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‚Äôs final report is a victory for liberals on homosexuality ‚Äď here‚Äôs 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‚Äôs debates over same-sex ‚Äúmarriage‚ÄĚ it is nearly impossible to achieve an accurate reading of the Synod‚Äôs final document (Relazione Finale) without an in depth understanding of the Church‚Äôs teaching in this regard... ...However, all of that language is missing from the Synod‚Äôs 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 doesnít mean a nice quiet bout of cancer wonít...
  • 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 Synodís 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 ‚ÄĒ 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,...
  • Pope Francis' Closing Speech at the Synod on the Family

    10/24/2015 1:07:38 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 11 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 10/24/2015 | Pope Francis
    Dear Eminences, Beatitudes, Excellencies, Brothers and Sisters, With a heart full of appreciation and gratitude I want to thank, along with you, the Lord who has accompanied and guided us in the past days, with the light of the Holy Spirit. From the heart I thank Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod, Bishop Fabio Fabene, under-secretary, and with them I thank the Relators, Cardinal Peter Erdo, who has worked so much in these days of family mourning, and the Special Secretary Bishop Bruno Forte, the three President delegates, the transcribers, the consultors, the translators and the unknown workers,...
  • Rise Thou That Sleepest

    10/22/2015 3:23:11 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 6 replies
    OnePeterFive ^ | 10/22/15 | Matthew Karmel
    Wherefore he saith: Rise thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead: and Christ shall enlighten thee. Ė Eph. 5:14 Despite the tremendously destructive threat posed by the Synod on the Family, it has accomplished Ė even before its completion Ė something of real value: it has given the entire world a front-row seat in the Modernist operating theater as they attempt to empty a well-established Church teaching of its authentic meaning and replace it with what can only be described as a diabolical lie. Day by day, more faithful Catholics are waking up to the fact that the Churchís...
  • Francis Defeated In Battle Of Kursk. War Rages On.

    10/22/2015 7:45:06 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 25 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | 10/22/15 | Mundabor
    I have compared a couple of times Francis' machinations concerning the Synod with the Battle of Kursk: a buildup many months long, followed by a huge confrontation of extreme importance. I woke up this morning to discover that the last reports (those we should not have seen) of the circuli minores have been published, and now it's official: Francis has lost the battle for the Synod, and he has lost it big time. From what I understand Ė I will read as time allows Ė there is a lot of sensitive waffle and V II rubbish, but the heresy of...
  • Letters from the Synodal Abyss Letter #6: A Sham to the Very End

    10/22/2015 7:39:37 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | 10/22/15 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    With the work of the small language groups done, Phony Synod 2015 moves to the drafting phase in which the Pope's unelected, progressive-dominated committee of ten compose a final document purporting to be the sense of the Synod on the matters before it. This will be unveiled to the Synod Fathers today (October 21) for a mere half day of debate, including a laughable 2.5 hours of general discussion and debate among them this evening. The document produced by this unelected committee is in turn to be based on an Instrumentum Laboris (working document) larded with more than eighty additional...
  • Country Club Catholicism (the teaching on Divorce)

    10/21/2015 6:14:44 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    First Things ^ | October 20, 2015 | Matthew Schmitz
    Catholics have a hard teaching on divorce and remarriageóhard for the married to live by and lately, it seems, hard for the bishops to uphold. In its teaching on marriage, the Church merely follows Christ, who said that a man who puts away his wife and marries another commits adultery. Many things, perhaps, can be said against Christ's view of marriage; one thing that can be said for it is that it applies equally to rich and poor. It recognizes no distinction between the laborer who ruts the village whore and the king who brazens his way with pomps and...
  • None so Blind that Cannot See

    10/20/2015 6:42:56 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 10/19/15 | Elizabeth Yore
    Conscience is King! And Ignorance is Bliss! Chicagoís Windy City Prelate Blase Cupich divines that the conscience is inviolable and reigns supreme in all things theological. In an interview with the National Catholic Registerís Edward Pentin, Archbishop Cupich, the personal appointment of Pope Francis to the Family Synod said when it comes to giving holy Communion to civilly remarried divorcees, people need to ďcome to a decision in good conscienceĒ and that the Churchís job is to ďhelp them move forward and to respect that.Ē ďConscience is inviolable,Ē the archbishop told the Vatican press reporters, ďand we have to respect...
  • Meditation on the Wisdom of Sheep

    10/20/2015 6:25:42 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 1 replies
    What's Up With the Synod? ^ | 10/19/15 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs of the flock. What was it, O sea, that thou shouldst flee, O Jordan, that thou shouldst turn backward? Ye mountains, that you skipped like rams, ye hills like lambs of the flock? On Saturday my husband and I went for a long walk in the Pentland Hills. Our map was inadequate, but we managed not to stay lost, thanks in part to the sheep. There are a lot of sheep on the Pentland Hills. They are in Scotland, after all. Being a stoneís throw from Edinburgh is not excuse enough...
  • Letter #45, 2015: The Best Talk at the Synod

    10/19/2015 2:07:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Inside the Vatican ^ | October 19, 2015 | ROBERT MOYNIHAN
    ‚ÄúMy father was a Christian political leader, who was imprisoned by the communists for 17 years. My parents were engaged to marry, but their wedding took place 17 years later. My mother waited all those years for my father, although she didn¬ít even know if he was still alive‚Ķ‚ÄĚ ¬ófrom an address given at the Bishops‚Äô Synod on the Family on Friday, October 16, by a Catholic woman doctor from Romania, Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea, head of the Association of Catholic Doctors in Romania. Her talk is being called by many ‚Äúthe best talk at the Synod‚Ä̬ďNot only us, the Catholic...