Pope Francis opened the synod with his typical all hat no cattle catechesis, making nuanced statements that leave the impression that he thinks it's time Christ's Church endow its people with licenses to sleep around.
He never really comes out and says it. He hints around and then puts the people in the room to do the dirty deed for him.
Here's the homily talking points.
He's holding Christ's Crucified Body in front of his face and using his lips to instruct his see to find creative ways to thwart the burdens of Church teaching.
Without elaborating, Francis lamented that "pastors lay intolerable burdens on the shoulders of others." His homily Sunday spelled out the spirit he wants church leaders to bring to the synod, as the meeting is called.
I'll tell you the intolerable burdens prelates lay upon our shoulders.
Not teaching our children their religion.
As the tempter rises out of the abyss to lure them into his house and bed, you've robbed them of the tools of right judgment.
You then finish the job by ridiculing what their parents are trying to teach them at home, causing strife and division within our family.
You want to know what the most intolerable burden of our lifetime is?
Watching a Pope inform the people we love that he believes the teachings of the Church are the enemy of the joy of the gospel the devil has sown in souls of the current time in history.
The intolerable burden of watching the Pope cut them loose from the few strings we spend decades mooring them to, and watching them float down stream into the house where the devil will affirm them in their inequities.
It would be a disservice to Christ's Church to publicly express the disgust generated by this perverted agenda.
Here's another link to the interpretation of journalists - Lend an ear to the stink of the people and get creative.
Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Know what I mean? Know what I mean?
And here we were thinking Aaron's idea died with him.
Here's the homily in its entirety.
It is as weird as it gets.
To them in a particular way God entrusted his "dream", his people, for them to nurture, tend and protect from the animals of the field. This is the job of leaders: to nuture the vineyard with freedom, creativity and hard work.
But Jesus tells us that those farmers took over the vineyard. Out of greed and pride they want to do with it as they will, and so they prevent God from realizing his dream for the people he has chosen....
We can "thwart" God’s dream if we fail to let ourselves be guided by the Holy Spirit. The Spirit gives us that wisdom which surpasses knowledge, and enables us to work generously with authentic freedom and humble creativity.
You've got to get a handle on the generosity of real humility of surpassing the knowledge in the Catechism and 2000 years of infallible and unchangeable doctrine.
What gets me is the holding up of Christ Crucified as he distributes this heap of dung into the world.
The image of Christ faithful unto death.
The image of Christ martyred for teaching Truth.
Standing over the bodies of 2000 years of martyrs who followed Christ.
Two weeks of this freak show is going to do more damage than I had hoped.