Here's the Reader's Digest:
Immorality is in vogue. Church law prohibiting immorality is offensive and keeping people from coming to Church. Therefore, Church teaching leads people away from Jesus. People are having trouble seeing the signs: God has a surprise, Church teaching is obsolete.
As dead as a doornail.
Love the Ten Commandments because they're God's but they are not supposed to be used as the endgame.
Got that Moses?
I think I liked it better when I didn't know the man is completely off of his rocker.
My favorite part of the Relatio was where they explain the role of the Church is to support and respect the taking of birth control of any kind.
The headlines in the news are only the beginning of the fruit of Pope Francis.
I wonder if it's too late for the bishops to round up Monica Lewinsky for an intervention about how Church teaching on fellatio drives her away from Jesus.
It would make for some good headlines.
Pope Francis frees people from the slavery of Church law on fellatio: The Relatio on fellatio.
Cardinal Burke has a full time job on his hands calibrating what is happening.
Cardinal Burke:The interventions of the individual Synod Fathers are not made available to the public, as has been the case in the past. All of the information regarding the Synod is controlled by the General Secretariat of the Synod which clearly has favored from the beginning the positions expressed in the Relatio post of yesterday morning.
While the individual interventions of the Synod Fathers are not published, yesterday’s Relatio which is merely a discussion document, was published immediately and, I am told, even broadcast live. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to see the approach at work, which is certainly not of the Church. …
While the document in question purports to report only the discussion which took place among the Synod Fathers, it, in fact, advances positions which many Synod Fathers do not accept and, I would say, as faithful shepherds of the flock cannot accept. Clearly, the response to the document in the discussion which immediately followed its presentation manifested that a great number of the Synod Fathers found it objectionable.
Burke called on Pope Francis to issue a statement reaffirming current church teaching on marriage and family life...
Wait by the phone, microphones and cameras.
When the Pope doesn't show up, we'll know its him.
Here's another sound observation about Pope Francis' Relatio: It lacks solid foundation in Sacred Scripture and the Magisterium.
CWR: How is that reflected in the Synod's midterm document, released yesterday, which is being criticised by many for its appeal to a so-called "law of graduality”?
Cardinal Burke: While the document in question (Relatio post disceptationem) purports to report only the discussion which took place among the Synod Fathers, it, in fact, advances positions which many Synod Fathers do not accept and, I would say, as faithful shepherds of the flock cannot accept. Clearly, the response to the document in the discussion which immediately followed its presentation manifested that a great number of the Synod Fathers found it objectionable.
The document lacks a solid foundation in the Sacred Scriptures and the Magisterium. In a matter on which the Church has a very rich and clear teaching, it gives the impression of inventing a totally new, what one Synod Father called “revolutionary”, teaching on marriage and the family. It invokes repeatedly and in a confused manner principles which are not defined, for example, the law of graduality.
CWR: How important is it, do you think, that Pope Francis make a statement soon in order to address the growing sense—among many in the media and in the pews—that the Church is on the cusp of changing her teaching on various essential points regarding marriage, “remarriage,” reception of Communion, and even the place of “unions” among homosexuals?
Cardinal Burke: In my judgment, such a statement is long overdue. The debate on these questions has been going forward now for almost nine months, especially in the secular media but also through the speeches and interviews of Cardinal Walter Kasper and others who support his position.
The faithful and their good shepherds are looking to the Vicar of Christ for the confirmation of the Catholic faith and practice regarding marriage which is the first cell of the life of the Church.
The Pope's reaction so far?
Look schmook. The answer to that request was a papal homily Church teaching drives people away from Jesus and is obsolete.
I could not agree more with this CMR post, with one caveat. The bishops and this absolute poop show in Rome are a problem. But they are a byproduct of the very real problem - the Pope, who appointed the men to hijack the synod and dole out the slop.
It is becoming increasingly clear that the Pope's trajectory is infidelity to doctrine. Making infidels out of our children and the people we love.
We've got a huge problem on our hands. Huge.
But we are up to the battle.
Worthy is the Lamb.