Tag Archives: Synod of Bishops

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 … Continue reading

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Card. Schönborn: “sacraments” in Infamous Footnote 351 means mainly the Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation)

The other day 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 … Continue reading

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Must Catholic doctrine on marriage now be affirmed by every bishop and bishops conference individually?

At the peculiarly appellated Eponymous Flower there is (in addition to a poll on the sidebar about Amoris laetitia) a piece gleaned from Katholisches.info about a presser held by the honchos of the Spanish Bishops Conference on, yes, Familiaris divortio … … Continue reading

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In advance of The Big Letter™ – Amoris laetitia

The day before The Big Letter™ comes out (aka the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetita), I received this meme from a reader: A couple notes in advance of its release. First and foremost, tens of people will ever read the whole thing. … Continue reading

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Card. Kasper musings on the forthcoming Apostolic Exhortation

I’ve given a couple talks here in Florida in the last couple days, both during Q&A and after, and also in my email, I’m getting questions about Card. Kasper’s claim, made in a recent speech, that the forthcoming Apostolic Exhortation … Continue reading

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Synod’s Final Report: “Deceptive in a very serious way… Something here is not right.”

At my old stomping ground The Wanderer (I was a columnist for 11 years) there is an interview with His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke. They discuss the Synod of Bishops and its “Final Report”. Here is a bit of … Continue reading

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Jesuit Fr. Antonio Spadaro misleading statements about the Synod of Bishops

Recently Jesuit Antonio Spadaro, who edits La Civiltà Cattolica and who is deeply interested in the life and works of Pier Vittorio Tondelli (HERE), made some observations about the recent Synod of Bishops which has caused eyebrows to rise. First, take … Continue reading

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British Confraternity of Catholic Clergy post-Synodal letter

Do you remember that a large number of priests in the UK signed a letter asking the members of the Synod to affirm Catholic doctrine? That sounds so strange to me as I read back in the head what I … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and a Post-Synodal Exhortation

At the National Catholic Register, Edward Pentin has the story about the “leaked” news via the Secretary of State Card. Parolin. Apparently Pope Francis will in fact issue a Post-Synodal Exhortation fairly soon. It was said at one point that … Continue reading

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Synod thoughts and thanks to readers

First, I am deeply grateful for the donations that have come in to defray the cost of my travel to Rome.  Some have been widow’s mites, some have been hefty, all have been warmly appreciated.   Since I have been … Continue reading

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Mass for Benefactors, some Synod Notes, and forming my Battle Plan

While here in Rome, I have each day been saying Mass for my benefactors for this Rome trip.  Today I will be saying Mass for you sometime between 1800-1900 (I think) Rome time.   If I am not mistaken, in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why were non-bishops voting at Synod of BISHOPS?

I received this from a priest reader. QUAERITUR: I am confused. I thought that a Synod of Bishops was a group of Bishops. That is also what Canon 342 says. But according to Fr. Thomas Reese the recent Synod also included … Continue reading

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Archbp. Aquila: German bishops promote “cheap grace”

His Excellency Most Reverend Samuel Aquila, Archbishop of Denver, has something to say. From the NCRegister: Did Thomas More and John Fisher Die For Nothing? The idea that Catholics should be allowed to remarry and receive communion did not begin … Continue reading

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URGENT: Romanian Greek Catholic Doctor’s speech to Synod! Members (all) get a serious talking to!

I saw this at Voice of the Family.  You can find it other places too. The entire Synod of Bishops (and the fancy people running it) received a marvelously cold slap in the face with the wet towel of real … Continue reading

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Sam Gregg: Intrinsic Evils, Final Realities, and the Synod

At CWR, Sam Gregg has a good piece of analysis. Samples… It was inevitable. Any discussion about marriage and the family during a synod of Catholic bishops was always going to involve questions of morality. Just as the furor around Humanae … Continue reading

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