Category Archives: Synod

Archbp. Chaput of @ArchPhilly on upcoming Synod’s working document. Concerns.

Not only is there a new document out which changed the way the Synod (“walking together”) of Bishops runs, but a substantive supplemental document with more details (needed because the new document left things out) hasn’t yet been issued. The … Continue reading

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#PreSynod #Synod2018 Young People document rigged against requests for traditional worship?

The Chant Cafe has a fascinating note from the “preparatory” young people pre-Synod confab.
Is the Vatican listening to young people?
by Kathleen Pluth
A member of the preparatory commission reflects:
On the journey, I checked in with the online community in the Pre-Synod … Continue reading

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A “digital” Synod?

When I worked in the PCED, frustrated with the resistance to any new tech, I developed the phrase, “Here in the Vatican we update our equipment every 50 years, whether it needs it or not.”
I note with apprehensive amusement a … Continue reading

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Austen Ivereigh, like a papalatrous gnostic, calls converts who disagree with him “neurotic”

UPDATE:
At CRUX, Ivereigh issued an apology… sort of.  HERE
___ Originally Published on: Aug 10, 2017
A couple weeks ago (HERE) the Wile E. Coyote of the catholic Left, Michael Sean Winters of the Fishwrap sniggered with fellow lib Massimo “Beans” Faggioli about converts.  To quote Winters:
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Erasing the Magisterium of a Pope. Wherein Fr. Z rants and suggests.

There is a long standing political tool employed to eliminate opposition which is associated with the past, or a defeated regime.  You can see evidence of this tool all around Rome, in monuments both ancient and recent.  It is called damnatio memoriae… … Continue reading

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Hurray! Another Synod (“walking together”) of Bishops!

I’m sure you are all really excited about the prospect of another Synod (“walking together”) of Bishops!  The last two Synods were so helpful for our Catholic identity and unity.   This time the theme will be “Young People, the Faith … Continue reading

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Card. Napier: Communion for the divorced and remarried? How about Polygamists?

The Archbishop of Durban, South Africa, Wilfred Card. Napier, a hero in the Synods on the Family, has opined on Twitter:

3/3 If Westerners in irregular situations can receive Communion, are we to tell our polygamists & other “misfits” that they too are … Continue reading

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All I can say is, “Whew!” Topic announced for 2018 Synod of Bishops

All I can say is, “Whew!”
From the highly-valued Ed Pentin of the National Catholic Reporter:
Next Synod Will Be on ‘Young People, the Faith and Discernment of Vocation’
Meeting of bishops from around the world to be held at the Vatican in October 2018.
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German theologian Robert Spaemann on #AmorisLaetitia: Chaos and schism, God forbid!

UPDATE: Spaemann’s interview is now in English.  HERE
We are all suffering from Amoris defatigatio, I know.  But as the days and weeks pile up in the wake of Pope Francis Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, and many and varying accounts and interpretations of the … Continue reading

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Bp. Schneider: Communion for divorced and remarried – the ‘homoousios’ of our days

Voice of the Family has an approved English translation of Bp. Athanasius Schneider’s comments on Amoris Laetitia.
HERE
It is important that everyone read this, agree or not.  He adds an important perspective.  I have already quoted from one part in my own … Continue reading

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For Francis, the Church’s doctrine is subordinated to the primary value of mercy

If you, like I do, suffer from Amoris defetiscenia, you might be clicking past pieces you see about the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation.  I confess that I have to fight the temptation to tune out and just ignore the document and its coverage.  Alas, … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 144: Pope Francis’ ‘Amoris laetitia’, Ch. 4: “Love in marriage”

UPDATE: I fixed the glitch at 24:02-24-22. Sorry about that. It was a lot of reading – with interruptions – and editing together.  If you had an “overlap” in that time range, you can download again or listen again and … Continue reading

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Francis: “What I ask you is to read the presentation of the document made by Cardinal Schonborn.” Okay, Your Holiness, we’ll do that.

Pope Francis told journalists during the airplane presser on his return to Rome from Lesbos that to understand the controversial bit in Amoris laetitia Infamous Footnote 351 we should have recourse to Card. Schönborn’s address at the presentation of the Post-Synodal Exhortation on 8 … Continue reading

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Pope Francis seems to approve Card. Schönborn’s explanation of #AmorisLaetitia

I am waiting for the whole, official transcript of the airplane presser granted by Pope Francis on the way back to Rome from Lesbos. But, in absence of a transcript, here is the video. Ipsissimis verbis…

Meanwhile, Crux 2.0 has this. … Continue reading

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Important analysis of #AmorisLaetitia : Who won the battle? (Seminarians – ALERT!)

Is Fatigue of Love setting in yet?
There has been a lot of commentary in the last few hard days about Amoris laetitia (aka Familiaris divortio).
What I have been trying to get across is that 1) Amoris did not change Catholic doctrine or law, and that 2) even … Continue reading

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