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8 October – Thoughts about the Synod at this point

It seems that His Eminence George Card. Pell made a statement from the floor suggesting that the composition of the group appointed to write the Final Report was not all that it could be. It seems that, then, the Pope … Continue reading

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7 Oct Synod Note: stacked decks

Gerald O’Connell (probably accurate even though at Amerika) says the Pope responded to an intervention from the floor by Card. Pell which criticized the membership of the Special Commission which will write the Final Report of the Synod.  HERE (Pope to Synod Fathers: Don’t Give in … Continue reading

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Synod notes – See Ed Pentin for 6 October roundup

You must read this from Edward Pentin (HERE).  He gives a somewhat more useful roundup of things discussed in the Synod than the presser provided. Also, Pentin shows how some can… skew the report of what was discussed. Sample with … Continue reading

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FR. Z BLOG EXCLUSIVE! The return of…

I wanted to alert the readership that I received a note from, the distinguished artist ZUHLIO! Zuhlio is deeply concerned about the upcoming Synod of Bishops. He has decided to come out of retirement – again – with a new hit … Continue reading

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Synod rule changes to be announced on Friday. Hold on to your socks.

From the Bollettino: Avviso di Briefing, 29.09.2015 [B0737] Si informano i giornalisti accreditati che venerdì 2 ottobre 2015, alle ore 11.30, nell’Aula Giovanni Paolo II della Sala Stampa della Santa Sede, il Cardinale Lorenzo Baldisseri, Segretario Generale del Sinodo dei … Continue reading

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Great analysis of the “spin” of last year’s Synod on the Family. Fr. Z rants.

Synod Fatigue is sure to be setting in now, if it hasn’t already. Just wait.  It’ll get worse. But you must stay focused.  Don’t tune out Synod news. “But Father! But Father!”, some will say, “It’s all too much!  I … Continue reading

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Edward Pentin’s next installment about last year’s Synod

“Innocent III could say crazy things, and almost no one would know until a year or so later! Now it’s two clicks and it’s gone around the blogosphere.” Everyone should pay attention to a new installment of Edward Pentin’s wrap … Continue reading

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The press takes sides before the Synod starts

As Rome wakes up from the summer break, the war for the Synod has begun.  Those who wish changes to Catholic doctrine have allies in the Catholic media and the mainstream media. You should be aware of what is going … Continue reading

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Card. Burke’s address at Steubenville about the marriage and the Synod

At Steubenville, His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke gave an address tonight (Tuesday 8 Sept) which you all will want to watch or listen to. He and other speakers talk about the working document, the Instrumentum Laboris for the upcoming Synod … Continue reading

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Rules to be severely changed for upcoming Synod in October

At Monday Vatican Andrea Gagliarducci has news about changes to be made in the procedure for the upcoming Synod in October. Last year the organizers of the Synod changed rules in order to more easily ram through their agenda.  This … Continue reading

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