Tag Archives: Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis wants a transformation of the papacy and a synodal Church

Since the beginning of the pontificate of Pope Francis – or could we coin a new phrase? The “periphery of Pope Francis”? – I have been saying that his aim is to weaken the Roman Curia. HERE and HERE and … Continue reading

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Synod Nightmare Scenario: Card. Burke on devolution of doctrine to local bishops and conferences

From Lifesite… read the whole thing, but this is probably the most important bit. There has been talk of devolving some decision making about various issues to regional conferences of bishops or to local bishops. That would, of course, be … Continue reading

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Card. Arinze speaks on issues discussed at the Synod

The formerly nearly ubiquitous John L. Allen, Jr. has an outstanding interview with the great Francis Card. Arinze, 82 year old Cardinal Bishop of Velletri-Segni and quondam Prefect of Divine Worship.  Allen dubs His Eminence as Africa’s Lion in Winter. HERE … Continue reading

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Does a Shadow Synod continue, with the Pope at his residence?

Some say that the Holy Father himself is holding a “shadow Synod” at his residence, Santa Marta. Here is the La Stampe/Tagespost piece: Tagespost: c’è un Sinodo parallelo “L’incertezza sull’esito di queste tre settimane di negoziati è resa ancora maggiore … Continue reading

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Archbp. Myers: “Catholics must be in a marriage recognized as valid by the Church to receive Holy Communion”

Liberal-megaphone RNS’ and David Gibson have a damage control piece out right now.  They may sense that things are not going well at the Synod for the Kasperite agenda. ROME — Even as Pope Francis and Catholic leaders from around … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah: “We find ourselves between ‘gender ideology’ and ISIS”, apocalyptic beasts… demonic origin

What Nazi-Fascism and Communism were in the 20th century, Western homosexual and abortion Ideologies and Islamic Fanaticism are today. Thus, Card. Sarah. Robert Card. Sarah is Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and an amazing fellow.  Read his great new … Continue reading

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The 13 Cardinals Letter is a distraction, a trap.

As intriguing as The 13 Cardinals Letter™ is we have to leave it be now. The Letter is a tar baby.  Go for it and it entraps you, sticks you in one place.  The more you struggle with it, the more … Continue reading

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#Synod15 notes – ‘Status quaestionis’ after Week 1

The on-again, off-again status of a Final Report is still up in the air.  However, today it was announced that there will be a Final Report.  So, we are “on” again. UPDATE: HERE Also, concerning the 13 Cardinals Letter™, as … Continue reading

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Synod note: Monday will bring interventions on Instrumentum Laboris 130

On Monday there will be interventions on Instrumentum Laboris 130: 130. Some families have members who have a homosexual tendency. In this regard, the synod fathers asked themselves what pastoral attention might be appropriate for them in accordance with Church teaching: … Continue reading

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Great analysis of some Synod issues – VIDEO

On EWTN my friend Fr. Gerald Murray is doing analysis of the workings of the Synod.  He made some outstanding observations yesterday. NB: If you need a recommendation to watch it, Fishwrap‘s MS Winters viewed the program from his Fainting Couch … Continue reading

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9 Oct – Feast of Bl. J.H. Newman: “To be deep in history” Mug

It’s the feast (in some places and for some groups) of Bl. John Henry Newman.  Who can forget his beatification by Benedict XVI? Also, Fr. Hunwicke has a note about Bl. John Henry and the Synod.  HERE Those of you … Continue reading

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Card. Napier corrects part-time papal spokesperson – UPDATE

1726 GMT: I just saw Card. Napier live on EWTN who had come directly from the Synod Hall. He made a bit of a correction to his own correction/addition of Fr Rosica.  Be sure to pay attention to this. ____ … Continue reading

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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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