From the American Conservative: A ‘Pastoral Earthquake’ at the Rome Synod
thomas tucker says:
October 13, 2014 at 8:48 pm
Bernie: I think the bottom line is that most people who attend Catholic churches in the US reject Church teaching, receive communion regardless of their state of sin, and/or see the Eucharist as simply symbolic. I don’t agree with it, but that’s the real state of affairs.
October 13, 2014 at 9:56 pm
One the issue of the relatio drafting committee, from what I can gather, there are nine members of this group. Three are there members ex officio and six others who were, rather abruptly and unexpectedly, added on directly by Pope Francis at the last minute.
The three ex officio members are all Europeans: the Synod General Rapporteur Cardinal Péter Erdő (Hungary); Special Secretary of the Synod Archbishop Bruno Forte (Italy); and Secretary General of the Synod Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri (Italy).
The six members appointed by Pope Francis include two more Europeans (Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi [Italy] and Fr. Adolfo Nicolás Pachón [Spain]), two Latin Americans (Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez [Argentina] and Archbishop Carlos Aguiar Retes [Mexico]), one North American (Cardinal Donald Wuerl [United States]), and one Asian (Archbishop Peter Kang U-Il [South Korea]).
That makes eight Westerners and one Asian from perhaps the most Westernized country in Asia. And no Africans.
White Western sexual perverts imposing their unhealthy sexual ideology on trads in former colonial but still largely de facto held behind African Catholic societies which hold views that a healthy sexuality can only be heterosexual.
October 13, 2014 at 11:20 pm
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, says the Lavender Mafia.
Now that the Synod has dispensed with the concept of sin, will the Synod be issuing an annotated update to the Gospel and the Epistles; guiding us about the specific verses we are to rip from our New Testaments?
Romans 1:25-27, for example.
The farce, the farce!
October 13, 2014 at 1:12 pm
From Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith’s 1986 Letter on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons: “Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is a more or less strong tendency ordered toward an intrinsic moral evil; and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder.”
This document clearly rejects this. The result will be discord and schism. Pray that synod fathers step back from the precipice.
So much material wealth in the hands of such few and corrupt men.
The most ironic is that especially in the US, for decades the rallying cry during the cold war was to defeat those “godless communists” – well, the West is now showing that the USSR’s “godless communists” were in reality defeated by a bunch of perverted godless capitalists, who now impose on the Catholic Church a de facto doctrine of normalizing homosexuality.
Funnily enought, it’s not the godless communists who destroyed the Church – it’s the West’s own sexual perverts – and because the Church has been too corrupted by its gay mafia on the inside, it only welcomes its own perversion with open arms – and does this under a banner of now adopting a “nicer” and more “inclusive” approach than before. Sickening.