This is my favorite headline:
The gathering may make clear what sort of transformation Pope Francis intends for the church.
After a year-and-a-half, nobody knows whether Pope Francis is teaching fidelity to Church teaching or intends to 'transform' it into irrelevance.
All eyes are on deck.
"The gathering may make clear what sort of transformation Pope Francis intends for the church."
MAYBE we will find out if he's going to finally pull the trigger and memorialize a Pope Francis policy on how to pastor souls to make judgments on right and wrong without the tired old offensive burdens of commandments and doctrines.
What an indictment.
Imagine being a reigning Pope and putting your head on your pillow at night knowing you've led the entire world to believe Church teaching is irrelevant to salvation, and they now waiting to see if you will formally light the Catechism on fire at a synod led by the kook you put in place?
You know what? Plenty of times over the course of blogging for ten years, I've written something in haste and conveyed something I didn't intend to convey. Somebody in the comboxes questions it, and I re-read - and by-gum, I see I've made a booboo.
I scramble to fix it right away. I can't stand having it sit out there eroding truth. Like acid on a piece of steel, I want to get it off right away so it doesn't do any more damage.
How could you stand knowing the seeds you are planting are taking root in souls and some of them may die in that state over the course of the year and a half you let this madness go on?
It is astounding.
“Part of the Catholic view of things is that these things are connected, so if you think about divorce and remarriage, that also affects your view about sexuality before marriage, it affects your view about marriage among people who are the same sex,” Elie says.
You've got that right.
Poor Elie is waiting for the permission slip from the Pontificate of what Cardinal Kasper says Pope Francis thinks.
Is Church teaching to be used to make judgments or isn't it?
The National Catholic Reporter has this headline:
Air of mystery clouds nearly every aspect of synod on the family
It's an air of mystery all right.
This is a case for Inspector Clouseau.
Clouseau: Now, this time *I'm* going to stand on *your* shoulders!
Cato: What good will that do?
Clouseau: Because I'm taller than you are, you fool!
Seriously, what rational person accepting the Chair of Peter would let this confusion fester for years while he sits in silence?
I am so grateful for to hear the voice of zeal for the House of Our Blessed Lord in Cardinal Burke.
He is an example to follow. Unwavering loyalty to Christ's Church, he speaks the truth, accepting every consequence that may come with it.
"The matter really has to be clarified at this point so that this doesn't continue," Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, prefect of the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature, told Catholic News Service Oct. 1. "For this to go on for another year, it can only do harm."
Oh yes. The Pontificate of What Cardinak Kasper Says What Pope Francis Thinks should not go on another day. But I suspect this synod will be a podium to 'pastorally' mislead the people we love into temptation and sin. I think the Pope will continue to follow the poop show with his applause and off-the-cuff outlandish statements.
The newspapers will pick it up and it will be carried into every parish and apostolate as changes Pope Francis made to Church teaching and ultimately the Sacrament of Confession where the old chestnut from the Vatican II wingnuts will be reinstituted:
Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink. Know what I mean? Know What I mean?