Tag Archives: Synod

What do we do when we synodize?

At Crisis there is a scorching, rousing piece by Fr. John Perricone about the synodal (“walking together”) process as a form of naval gazing.  It’s quite a read: The Synodal “listening sessions” can easily be dismissed as another parlor game, … Read More

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“The point of entry must always be ‘situatedness’.”

A priest friend alerted me to the Vatican website link promising to inform us about a spirituality of synodality (“walking together”). https://www.synod.va/en/highlights/towards-a-spirituality-for-synodality.html Of course I rushed to that page, eager to read more about a spirituality of synodality (“walking together”), … Read More

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From the blog’s Official Parodohymnodist… To the tune of Jingle Bell Rock! Bishops meet, some are sweet, synods are held, Some are included, some are repelled, Synodal synods, how synods are run, Now the synodal way’s begun. Synods on synods … Read More

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The next Synod (“walking together”) will be about the Synod. No! Really!

This is not from Eye of the Tiber or The Onion… From CNA: Pope Francis announces a 2022 synod on synodality Vatican City, Mar 7, 2020 / 05:00 am (CNA).- The next ordinary Synod of Bishops will be a synod … Read More

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Olive branches between Francis and Card. Müller

At Corriere today there is an odd story that might interest you. Papa Francesco scrive al cardinale Müller: disgelo con i tradizionalisti Il Papa in una lettera di 7 righe: «Caro fratello, molte grazie per il tuo libro: il tuo … Read More

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After Querida Amazonia, Francis isn’t flavor of the month with seriously disappointed libs

Here’s an interesting tidbit. CNS reports that, during an ad limina meeting with US bishops, Francis expressed displeasure with the libs who accused him of not being brave enough to obey the Holy Spirit and approve of married priests and deaconettes. … Read More

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Thoughts about the Amazon Synod (“walking together”) document. Wherein Fr. Z opines also on something sad about #Bookgate

The Exhortation following the ghastly Amazon Synod (“walking together with a demonic idol”) is now out. No married priests and no deaconettes. More on the Exhortation below. First, however, something which you should know about. Sandro Magister doesn’t often put … Read More

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Germans go to the zoo. Synod (“walking together”) and heresy. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Weird German bishop (tautology?) of Osnabrück, Franz-Josef Bode, is for pretty everything that would tear the Church apart and remake her in the secularist image so hotly desired by the Left. At katolisch.de we find that Bode, emerging puffed up … Read More

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VIDEO – Meet the guy who boosted and “tiberized” Pachamama and “Pachamama meets the God of Surprises”

Corrispondenza Romana has a video introduced by Roberto de Mattei, in which the young Austrian man who tossed the wooden Pachamama demonic graven images into the Tiber. I saw the video at Rorate at first. Fr. Z kudos to Alexander … Read More

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For your “You can’t make this up!” file. Italian Bishops publish “Pachamama Prayer” in booklet

On my way back to these USA, I got wind via The Great Roman the story on an Italian site that the Italian Bishops had published, before the Synod, a prayer involving Pachamama, the S. American demon those nitwits prayed … Read More

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A ‘Humanae vitae’ moment for this pontificate? It’s time to pray for a miracle.

I have in the past written, when writing about miracles, that it we don’t pray for miracles, we won’t receive them. Praying does not compel God to grant them, but praying prepares us to accept all that God grants and … Read More

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ZUHLIO RETURNS: Pachamama’s Garden

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (ROME) In a surprise move international recording star and global warming expert ZUHLIO has emerged from retirement at the request of a subgroup of the drafting committee of the initial third working group of the Synod (“walking … Read More

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#AmazonSynod through a lens from St John Henry Newman

Corruptio optimi pessima… the corruption of the best thing is the worst sort of corruption. The other day I heard Australian author Tracey Rowland give a great talk in Rome about Newman’s idea of a university in juxtaposition with what’s … Read More

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Pagan Idols at the Amazon “walking together” Synod

More blah blah from the Holy See about the antics surrounding the Amazon (“walking together”) Synod… Amazoniana Synod… cha cha cha… We’ve seen the photos of the ubiquitous carving of the pregnant woman, which is pretty obviously some sort of … Read More

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#AmazonSynod -1st attack on the Priesthood: The Cassock

Throughout history, anti-Catholicism and anti-clericalism has specifically targeted the cassock for a great share of its fear and hatred. In some places the cassock could get you killed. Today as the Amazon Synod opens – during which we fully expect … Read More

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The true “pseudo-schismatic” Church in Germany

Team Francis and the New catholic Red Guards who march and sloganeer for them have been hurling, as anxious chimps do their poo, the word “schism” at Catholics who are worried that Catholic doctrine is being made obscure or even being … Read More

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Idea for the Pan-Amazonian #Synod2019

This, from the Twitter feed of Union Seminary in NYC (non-denominational at Columbia U). This is a GREAT idea for the upcoming Synod! They could bring in all sorts of trees and plants, maybe with some snakes and frogs still … Read More

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Initiative of Prayer and Fasting from now through October 2019 (and the Synod)

A call has been issued by Card. Burke and Bp. Schneider to fast one day a week and, daily, to recite one decade of the Holy Rosary in the lead up to, the prosecution of, and the immediate aftermath of … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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