Do not… DO NOT… succumb to Synod Fatigue!
We need all hands on deck right now, before the storm, to batten down the hatches and reef the sails.
My spies tell me that this upcoming Synod will not be smooth sailing. The “other side” has been preparing their machinations ahead of time. My hope is that the “good guys” are also consulting with each other before the Synod begins.
What can we do? We can keep ourselves informed, use alternative Catholic media sources for news… you can bet that the liberal catholics will have their outlets as well as the secular MSM on their side.
What else? You can fast and you can pray.
That said, my friend Edward Pentin’s new book has been released by Ignatius Press (bless them for fighting the good fight). HERE
The book is not inaccurate! Note especially the part about how the head of the Vatican’s Synod office, Card. Baldisseri, boosted and hijacked the Five Cardinals Book™, Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church (UK HERE), sent through Italian post to the Vatican Post mail slots designated for each Synod member.
It’s Cold War stuff.
Excerpt in CWR HERE.
BTW… I don’t think that Communion for the divorced and remarried is going to get anywhere. I don’t think that that was the true agenda from the start. There is some discussion of a certain lobby at work. But I digress….
Pentin, who is fair, tries to view the Synod from different perspectives. He explains the influence of the media in the controversy.
Is the Holy Father trying to create some “lío” in order to produce clarity down the line?
The Eleven Cardinals Book™ is on its way.
Edited by Winfried Aymans the Eleven Cardinals Book is slated for release on 25 September (in advance of the Synod on the Family). For more on the Cardinals, HERE. The publisher is – who else? – Ignatius Press!
This book has as its focus merciful pastoral ministry to those who are in challenging marriage situations. It will address marriage preparation, evangelization and conversion, the situation of the divorced and civilly remarried.
Next… slated for release on 28 September (in advance of the Synod on the Family), also from Ignatius Press (who else?)…
This is the Ten Africans Book™! This book may be the German dissidents worst nightmare.
Ten African cardinals and bishops wrote essays about the attitudes of Africans about marriage and the family. The indomitable Francis Card. Arinze wrote the preface.
Among the cardinals and bishops are
There will be Kindle versions of both.