Category Archives: Synod

The latest podcast on the upcoming Synod from Damian, Unbound. “@HolySmoke” is right!

Damian is Unbound. Go right away to Damian Thompson’s latest podcast, an interview with Ed Condon. Damn! The synod and the sex scandal: two time bombs threatening Pope Francis’s moral authority His comments and Condon’s comments on the upcoming Synod … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray makes a point – VIDEO

Raymond Arroyo had Prof. Royal and Fr. Murray on his EWTN show. At this point, Fr. Murray makes a good point.  Believe me, good points are made through the whole video!  But start here. Fr. Murray is simply the best … Continue reading

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Building recruits for the New catholic Red Guards! 

From LifeSite. You can see what they are doing, even before the upcoming Synod is rigged. Let the rigging begin! EXCLUSIVE: Speakers at Vatican-run youth meeting call for women’s ordination, LGBT inclusion VATICAN CITY, July 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A … Continue reading

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Card. Müller on the proposed reform of the Roman Curia

Yesterday I mulled over the draft of the proposed reform of the Roman Curia.  I’m not optimistic. Today I see in the National Catholic Register (thanks M) an interview by Ed Pentin with Gerhard Card. Müller. Müller opines… PENTIN: What … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 173: A darkly humorous look at the Amazon Synod’s Instrumentum Laboris

Today we hear an outstanding offering of William Kilpatrick who writes at Crisis.  He has had a look at the Instrumentum Laboris for the upcoming Synod of Bishops in Rome in October about the Amazon. He has nailed it.   A … Continue reading

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A Cardinal examines the underlying vision of the upcoming Synod’s Instrumentum Laboris

The Pan-Amazonian Synod is coming up in October.  Expect it to be highly engineered toward the expectations inhering in the Instrumentum Laboris, now available also in English.  HERE Meanwhile, the experts of organization – who put faithful, traditional Catholics to shame … Continue reading

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PARODY SONG ALERT: Amazoniana Synod

The other day, I posted about the upcoming Pan-Amazonian Synod at which the members will among other things discuss married priests as a solution to the shortage in that mission territory.  I wrote that “I try try try to give … Continue reading

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Concerning the upcoming Synod, Germans and Tapirs

I try try try to give these Synod (“walking together”) guys the benefit of the doubt, but does anyone sincerely believe that talking about married clergy is really about shortage of priests in a mission country?  Really? I can’t say … Continue reading

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Upcoming Amazon Synod and discussion of the matter (wheat) for the Eucharist

I saw something interesting at Crux about the upcoming, 6-27 October, Amazon Synod. “Amazon” Synod… who will be the first to quip that they will try to sell out the Church? Apparently on the agenda for the Amazon Synod will … Continue reading

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Run, don’t walk, to read it.  Summary view of the 2018 Synod (“walking together”)

At the UK’s (and soon to be also USA’s) best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, you must… I repeat MUST… read George Weigel’s biting postscript on the 2018 Synod (“walking together”).  HERE  Weigel’s is the first of several postscript “letters” posted … Continue reading

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The Wanderer: A Synod (“walking together”) of clichés

At my old stomping ground, The Wanderer, there is a good summary and analysis piece by Peggy Moen (a terrific editor!) who attended much of the Synod (“walking together”). Clichés Of The Francis Era Dominate A Press Briefing ROME — Following … Continue reading

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“I’ll take ‘25000 Words Of Blah Blah And Landmines’, for 200, please, Alex!”

I’ve been, as much as possible ignoring the Synod’s (“walking together”) document.  First, I’ve wanted a pleasant day.  Was the Synod really about producing a document?   Or was it about creating smokescreens and providing cover for the placement of … Continue reading

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“Synodality” as new model (i.e. permanent revolution) imposed on #Synod2018

I am in Rome while the 2018 Synod (“walking together”) is slouching towards its predicted, rigged conclusion.  I think we all knew that there would be shenanigans before the end.  They’ve come now not single spies, but in battalions. Tweets … Continue reading

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The reports of the various language circles of the Synod (“walking together”) are out. 

The reports of the various language circles of the Synod (“walking together”) are out.  HERE Just try reading for a while.  

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The massive, glaring, screaming lacuna in #Synod2018

Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput, a participant in the 2018 Synod (“walking together”), has been interviewed by CatholicPhilly.com. This quote struck me: Q: What might the synod change in Church doctrine or in the interpretation of the doctrine? CHAPUT: No synod … Continue reading

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