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The defense of ‘Amoris laetitia’ by recourse to the Two Synods on the family

My friend Fr Gerry Murray has an analysis piece at The Catholic Thing which could be useful in your discussions about Amoris laetitia.
There are elements of Chapter 8 which are objectively unclear.  Many want clarifications, as is reasonable.  Some defend … Continue reading

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We must make the choice to persevere!

I share hereunder a note I received from one of you readers after my own post-synodal exhortation not to give up any ground in the Synod’s wake. We must persevere! In the face of what seem like decreasingly … Continue reading

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UPDATED: What Did The Synod Really Say? Some analysis of the Final Report.

I’ve added more feedback.
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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED Published on: Oct 25, 2015 @ 18:10
As I mentioned in an earlier post, since I have been on pilgrimage, I’ve tried to be in as much of a Synod Free Zone as possible.
However, I am gifted … Continue reading

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As the Synod ends…

My friend Fr Murray has good comments in his EWTN analysis of the Synod’s work:

Fr. Murray touches on Pope Francis’ words about decentralization of the Curia. Robert Royal admits that he doesn’t know what Francis meant by decentralization and … Continue reading

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Synod notes: The Final Report is coming. I’m not optimistic.

Based on my vacuuming up bits of information via conversations and emails.
Today the members of the Synod are going over the draft of the Final Report.   God help us all.
I am not optimistic, given the breakdown of the orientations … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Tips and Tools for #Synod15 Members

I heard a rumor… and you know how those are… that some members of the Synod are concerned that the central office of the Synod of Bishop might be spying on the dealings of the different language groups (circuli minores) … 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.
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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 my emphases:
Questions … Continue reading

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6 Oct – Synod notes

A couple interesting points:
Yesterday, at the opening of the Synod, the General Relator (“president”) of the gathering, Hungarian Peter Card. Erdö of Esztergom-Budapest gave a speech (English HERE) to put the participants on their course for the gathering.  He effectively … Continue reading

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The Synod begins – a few notes

I admit to having Synod Fatigue™ already.  I am so sick of it already, that even now I force myself to write this.
I hereby commit myself to use my irritation and concern to my advantage.  I will force myself to pay attention … Continue reading

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Ex Africa semper aliquid … antiqui!

What you failed to read at the National Sodomotic Reporter is that the presidents of Africa’s conferences of bishops met in Accra.  Card. Sarah, one of my favorites, was there.   They met in the open, by the way… not in … Continue reading

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Another Cardinal stands up to Card. Marx and German bishops:

His Eminence Kurt. Card. Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity (Card. Kasper’s old billet), has firmly rejected the progressivist notions which Card. Müller called “absolutely anti-Catholic”.  From LifeSite with my emphases and comments:
Vatican cardinal tells German bishops: We can’t adapt … Continue reading

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Card. Cordes tackles hard the German Bishops Conference

From CNA:
German prelate breaks rank with Cardinal Marx, insists on fidelity to Rome
Munich, Germany, Mar 24, 2015 / 02:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A German cardinal has publicly opposed the words of two other German bishops who have suggested that the … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the Synod and simplifying the “annulment” process

At the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) Jesuit Thomas Reese is going out to the edge of the cliff:
Simplified annulment process coming from synod
This is part of the “lemmings to the cliff” dynamic being stirred by the Synod of the Media.
If … Continue reading

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