Tag Archives: Synod

More fresh hell from beyond the ‘limes’: the Land of Karl Rahner and Walter Kasper and Really Bad Ideas

The ancient Roman historian Tacitus said that the Germans of his day had a strong tendency to folk assembly government, and that big decisions were decided by the whole tribe.  The men of the whole tribe.  Women could speak up and … Continue reading

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Building recruits for the New catholic Red Guards! 

From LifeSite. You can see what they are doing, even before the upcoming Synod is rigged. Let the rigging begin! EXCLUSIVE: Speakers at Vatican-run youth meeting call for women’s ordination, LGBT inclusion VATICAN CITY, July 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A … Continue reading

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PARODY SONG ALERT: Amazoniana Synod

The other day, I posted about the upcoming Pan-Amazonian Synod at which the members will among other things discuss married priests as a solution to the shortage in that mission territory.  I wrote that “I try try try to give … Continue reading

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Concerning the upcoming Synod, Germans and Tapirs

I try try try to give these Synod (“walking together”) guys the benefit of the doubt, but does anyone sincerely believe that talking about married clergy is really about shortage of priests in a mission country?  Really? I can’t say … Continue reading

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A “binding” German synod… What could possibly go wrong?

The German Church continues its imitation of the Body of Christ’s theological and disciplinary Necrotizing fascitis, more commonly known as “flesh-eating disease”. From the Catholic Herald comes news about a synod which the Germans want to hold. What could possibly … Continue reading

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Run, don’t walk, to read it.  Summary view of the 2018 Synod (“walking together”)

At the UK’s (and soon to be also USA’s) best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, you must… I repeat MUST… read George Weigel’s biting postscript on the 2018 Synod (“walking together”).  HERE  Weigel’s is the first of several postscript “letters” posted … Continue reading

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More on #Synod2018 (“walking together”) document #146

Today the pithily perspicacious Fr H looks at the Synod’s (“walking together”) notion about developing ways to certify Catholic blogs to avoid “fake news”. He wrote along the lines of what I wrote HERE.    He also wrote: We seem … Continue reading

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The Wanderer: A Synod (“walking together”) of clichés

At my old stomping ground, The Wanderer, there is a good summary and analysis piece by Peggy Moen (a terrific editor!) who attended much of the Synod (“walking together”). Clichés Of The Francis Era Dominate A Press Briefing ROME — Following … Continue reading

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“I’ll take ‘25000 Words Of Blah Blah And Landmines’, for 200, please, Alex!”

I’ve been, as much as possible ignoring the Synod’s (“walking together”) document.  First, I’ve wanted a pleasant day.  Was the Synod really about producing a document?   Or was it about creating smokescreens and providing cover for the placement of … Continue reading

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“Synodality” as new model (i.e. permanent revolution) imposed on #Synod2018

I am in Rome while the 2018 Synod (“walking together”) is slouching towards its predicted, rigged conclusion.  I think we all knew that there would be shenanigans before the end.  They’ve come now not single spies, but in battalions. Tweets … Continue reading

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The reports of the various language circles of the Synod (“walking together”) are out. 

The reports of the various language circles of the Synod (“walking together”) are out.  HERE Just try reading for a while.  

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Archbp. Chaput interviewed by The Pill – #sodoclericalism

The Tablet (aka The Bitter Pill aka RU-486) interviewed Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia.  At present, the Archbishop is involved in the Synod (“walking together”) on Youth in Rome. He has some pointed comments about what faith both is and isn’t.  … Continue reading

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#Synod2018 concerns in a couple of sharp sentences. Then Fr. Z rants.

At my old stomping ground, The Wanderer, their weekly contributor and a ubiquitous tweeter Fr. Kevin Cusick, nailed the Synod (“walking together”) situation in a couple of sentences. Another rigged Synod is now underway with predictable results. All we need to … Continue reading

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#Synod2018 underway but there are no rules. Making it up as they go?

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald – soon to have a US version! – comes this alarming report about the workings of the Synod (“walking together”). My emphases: Analysis: Will bishops push for clarity on the synod’s procedural … Continue reading

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Anniversary of John XXIII’s 1962 “Gaudet Mater Ecclesia” and how it has been misused #Synod2018 #VaticanII #podcast

Today is the anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council in 1962.  At the opening, John XXIII (whose feast it is today) gave a famous speech which is known by its incipt, Gaudet Mater Ecclesia. John XXIII’s speech is … Continue reading

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