Category Archives: Synod

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 the Thursday, … 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 from … 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 has the authority … Continue reading

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Archbp. Chaput interviewed by The Pill – #sodoclericalism

The Tablet (aka The Bitter Pill aka RU-486) interviewed Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia.  At present, the Archbishop is involved in the Synod (“walking together”) on Youth in Rome.
He has some pointed comments about what faith both is and isn’t.  They … Continue reading

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#Synod2018 concerns in a couple of sharp sentences. Then Fr. Z rants.

At my old stomping ground, The Wanderer, their weekly contributor and a ubiquitous tweeter Fr. Kevin Cusick, nailed the Synod (“walking together”) situation in a couple of sentences.
Another rigged Synod is now underway with predictable results. All we need to know … Continue reading

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#Synod2018 underway but there are no rules. Making it up as they go?

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald – soon to have a US version! – comes this alarming report about the workings of the Synod (“walking together”).
My emphases:
Analysis: Will bishops push for clarity on the synod’s procedural rules?
Two weeks … Continue reading

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Anniversary of John XXIII’s 1962 “Gaudet Mater Ecclesia” and how it has been misused #Synod2018 #VaticanII #podcast

Today is the anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council in 1962.  At the opening, John XXIII (whose feast it is today) gave a famous speech which is known by its incipt, Gaudet Mater Ecclesia.
John XXIII’s speech is imbued … Continue reading

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Is watered-down faith of #Synod2018 “worth dying for when the man with the machete shows up at your door?”

Once upon a time I remarked to The Great Roman, raising his children in this increasingly dreadful time, that lay people like him each day face problems that would make most clerics curl up in a ball in the corner … Continue reading

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Advice for #Synod2018 about young people and traditional liturgy

Julian Kwasniewski (any relation to…?   Nah… couldn’t be…) interviewed Archp. Sample of Portland and the transcript of the interview is parked at NLM.   The interview took place last June.
Archbp. Sample talks about why young people are attracted to traditional liturgical … Continue reading

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#Synod2018 – Wherein Fr. Z rants

“For God so loved the world that He did not send a committee.”
“If I ought to write the truth, I am of the mind that I ought to flee all meetings of bishops, because I have never seen any happy … Continue reading

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What is that? #Synod2018 – UPDATED – EXPLAINED and EXPLAINED MORE

UPDATE: 5 Oct
That stick as a witches stang thing isn’t going away.
In my email come photos of the moment that young people gave that stick to Francis.

Not the red, knotted string.   No, big deal?  Maybe not.
The red string on the … Continue reading

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The Power of Silence? Card. Sarah declines role on #2018Synod committee

LifeSite:
Cardinal Sarah declines election to key committee at Vatican Youth Synod [“walking together”]
VATICAN CITY, October 4, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal Robert Sarah was elected last evening as a member of the Information Commission responsible for disseminating news on the Vatican … Continue reading

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