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Gerhard Card. Müller gave an interview to a Spanish outlet Infovaticana. The questions were good and the answers were HARD HITTING. Diane Montagna did a translation and posted it on Twitter. Here is an excerpt: Q-There are some voices that … Read More
From a reader: Dear Fr. Z, I thought you might appreciate this poem on the Synod on Synodality. It was generated by ChatGPT. Pretty good, eh? All the more impressive is that the GPT-3.5 Large Language Model is only trained … Read More
On airplane from Mongolia Francis is asked about the book “The Synodal (“walking together”) Process Is a Pandora’s Box: 100 Questions and Answers”. His response.
On the way back to Rome, Francis was slightly Mongolian grilled when asked about the book that is making waves The Synodal Process ((“walking together”)) Is a Pandora’s Box: 100 Questions and Answers which has a Preface by Card. Burke. … Read More
Bp. Strickland’s Pastoral Letter concerning the Synod (“walking together”) about Synodality (“walking together-ity”).
Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler has issued a pastoral letter to the faithful of the diocese entrusted to his care. It is about the Synod (“walking together”) about Synodality (“walking together-ity”). The full text is at LifeSite: […] I urge … Read More
At Crux there is a piece about a new booklet published on 22 August by TFP concerning the upcoming Synod (“walking together”). Card. Burke wrote the intro… Burke claims Pope’s synod will foster ‘confusion, error and division’ Keep this in … Read More
There’s going to be a webinar on Synodality (“walking together-ity”). SYNOD ON SYNODALITY – A NEW KIND OF CHURCH Australasian Catholics Coalition for Church Reform (ACCCR), Yarra Theological Union (YTU, and Garratt Publishing are pleased to present the Synod on … Read More
The Synod (“walking together”) office wants poems about The Synod (“walking together”). Be careful about what you ask for!
UPDATE: I’ve been told that people who don’t have Twitter accounts can no longer read tweets? True? In any event, I’ll post the long poem that Fr V zapped up using ChatBox. It’s… on the nose. Originally Published on: Jul 1, … Read More
Robert Royal has a good piece today at The Catholic Thing about the twisty, tricksy, rhetoric of reality distortion that is hanging like a dense fog obscuring the swamp of synodality (“walking together-ity”). The Ruinous Rhetoric of ‘Synodal Interpretation’ Here’s … Read More
What do you think of this video from the Synod (“walking together”) of Bishops about the synodal (“walking together”) before the Synod (“walking together”) on Synodality (“walking together”)?
This was made by the office of the Synod (“walking together”) of Bishops. If you are going to comment, phrase it in such a way that it will be more likely I will let through the moderation queue, if you … Read More
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
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
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
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
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