As if we didn't have enough problems, the Archdiocese of Boston came up with their own survey monkey to help Pope Francis circumvent our religion with new "pastoral practices".
Kindly note that Pope Francis is calling this exercise a doctrinal "consultation".
Pope Francis has consulted with the 2000 years of practices and advice of Saints. It ain't workin' for him.
To Pope Francis and his team of luminaries - luminaries the likes of which 2000 years of pastoral practices in the Catholic Church has yet to see - it is time to consult with the erotic desires of the people and get new some pastoral practices around adultery.
That's what a pastor, a shepherd, does in their minds. The good shepherds that support our family by teaching our children the good accomplished when they have sex outside of the Sacrament of marriage.
They're going to help us all out. Isn't that sweet?
Pope Francis' doctrinal democratic referendum ballot is posted at the Holy See.
The intellectual giants at the Boston Chancery have come up with their own set of questions.
It's creepy how much thought went into framing questions to mislead the uncatechized into an abyss. This was not done by the simpletons. I'd love to know who was on the team. I'll find out!
Let's cut to the chase of their manipulative desired outcome.
The 2000 year old mission of educating children in the teachings of the Church and the Sacramental practice necessary for their salvation is referenced in an ambiguous preamble before they go in for the kill.
You'd never know what their pastoral role was when reading it:
It is the teaching of the Catholic Church that the basic unit of society is the family, such that "The well-being of the person and of human and Christian society is intimately connected with the healthy state of the community of marriage and family." (Gaudium et spes 47). Promoting and supporting families is the remedy to fixing the ills of human society. Within the family, the individual best learns how to love and work faithfully with generosity and selflessness, and about sexuality open to life.
What exactly does "best learns how to love and work faithfully with generosity and seflessness" mean?
They certainly have NOT been promoting and supporting families with the 'remedy' of teaching what choices to make when desires to sleep with somebody hits our children in their pants. That's what 'families' have needed from them to 'fix the ills of human society'.
They go on to say that whilst the bishops at the synod acknowledged the feng-sui of 2000 years of practices that more clearly tell them what to do and how to do it, they have come to realize these practices are only 'basic principles' that don't support people who use their free will to reject Church teaching.
The ever curious and inquiring minds of the Romans beg us to inform their ignorance: What practices can they deploy to make sleeping around a welcome basic principle so those folks who object to Sacramental absolution will come and sit in the pews?
I'm going to suggest they re-write the story in Sacred Scripture of the Prodigal Son.
Daddy reverses everything he has taught in his home, gathers his sober and faithful family members and servants and tells them there's nothing like a good drunk and cheap women. Let's all have at it so my son's activities will feel welcome.
And, incidentally, the 'basic principle' of moral theology on the Divine gift of human sexuality is not simply about 'sexuality open to life'. Sexuality 'open to life' could be two teenagers in the back of an Oldsmobile. There's a Catholic Sacrament involved in moral theology in human sexuality.
Anyone looking for a primer on how the devil talks, this is a gold mine of his baloney.
Three quarters of what he says is on the right trajectory and then he drops the shoe.
In this 'question', the mission of the Church is reduced from teaching Catholicism and supporting the tools of salvation and Sacraments, to incorporating the diabolical disorientation into their practice so we can all help 'form families' out of the spiritual mayhem of 'this day and age'.
Two thousand years of Church teaching is subordinated for "the importance" of "the formation of families".
How can the Church, here in this day and age better catechize and evangelize specifically with regard to the importance of families?
I'm going to suggest they model the priesthood after Bruce Jenner so we can all follow their lead.
The 'importance of families' is carried into this 'question' which pertains to passing our religion on to the next generation.
This one is a doozy. The teachings of the Church are turned into ideas and 'values' held by each generation.
The Gospel message of the 'importance of families' is competing with messages and legislation of the Catholic politicians they admire and help elect. They suggest there are several generations fighting over 'values' and they just do not know how to turn the church into an attractive place where everyone respects the practice of each generations 'values'.
This thing sure has the stink of Bryan Hehir's 'values'.
I'm going to cite this one in its entirety. It speaks for itself.
The Synod document acknowledges that there exist alternative forms of committed relationships outside of marriage as defined by the Church; namely merely civil unions or couples living together without marriage. It urges great respect for people in these situations but at the same time it states, "When a union reaches a particular stability, legally recognized, characterized by deep affection and responsibility for children and showing an ability to overcome trials, these unions can offer occasions for guidance with an eye towards the eventual celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage."(27) "How can the Church help couples to recognize that God is calling them to see the value of his Grace in Marriage as the logical purpose or outcome of their existing relationship with each other?"
Send them a copy of Dante's Inferno.
Seriously, what an insult to the Deposit of Faith.
They don't know where to find the magnificent writings of Doctors of the Church and Saints and lead these souls to the truth?
This one also speaks for itself. The bishops already know the answer to the question about whether they can fiddle with theology on the Sacrament of Marriage. It is not possible. Nor is the practice of hoodwinking Catholics about their situation possible. Yet, they throw these suggestions out there to inure a disordered agenda which they know will rupture their lying butts right onto the trajectory of Martin Luther.
The Lineamenta raises the issue of the many divorced people among us. The document says that those who are divorced and not remarried give great witness to the Sacredness of Marriage and it urges mercy towards those who for whatever reason are in new relationships outside of Marriage in the Church. It asks if anything at all can be done within the theology of Marriage as defined by the Church to allow some or all in this situation to receive Holy Communion. At the same time it recognizes that there may not be a theological solution that can open the door to all people, but asks, how the Church still can be merciful to those in this situation by working on how Tribunals function and by promoting Spiritual Communion.
Finally, there must have been a faithfully-orthodox priest on the team as this one is halfway decent.
The third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (October 2014) has raised the question of those in homosexual unions. The Synod urged great sensitivity and respect to those in these unions but stated that "there are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or even remotely analogous to God's plan for marriage and family."(55) God's plan for marriage and family includes both a man and a woman whose conjugal relationship is open to life within the very act. How can the Church truly be sensitive and respectful to homosexual Catholics and non-Catholics yet speak about Marriage as something different and not analogous?
It wasn't truly for the first 2000 years, you see.
I see faithfulness as the underlying desire of this one, but with this question reveals the same old painful unwillingness to accept the truth.
It is paradoxical.
The mission is teaching Catholics that civil unions are out of the question for practicing Catholics, as a homosexual must live their life as a celibate.
People in civil unions don't want that teaching taught when their family is in the pew.
These two cannot co-exist.
We have 'truly' explored every which way. There is a ministry, of which you are fully aware, that respectfully teaches the practice of celibacy. You have all been obstructing it and its practice for decades.
These men have been depriving our children of the teachings of the Church for two generations. Somehow, by the grace of God, there is a generation of parents who heard the testimony of the two previous Popes proclaiming Church teaching in the manner which they pretend doesn't exist.
Every answer to this foolish and deceptive exercise is answered in the witness of Saint John Paul II and the Pope Emeritus.
They have elected their reformer but they just don't get it.
This is not of God. We will not follow it nor invite our children to be attracted to it.
If it goes this direction, we will renounce the authority of this papacy. We have in fact, already done so in our families.
As Cardinal Burke talked about the responsibility of his vocation:
Cardinal Raymond Burke said he was “responding to a hypothetical situation” when he stated that he would resist any possible move by Pope Francis away from Catholic doctrine.
“I simply affirmed that it is always my sacred duty to defend the truth of the Church’s teaching and discipline regarding marriage,” Cardinal Burke told CNA Feb. 9.
“No authority can absolve me from that responsibility, and, therefore, if any authority, even the highest authority, were to deny that truth or act contrary to it, I would be obliged to resist, in fidelity to my responsibility before God.”
Every Catholic, especially parents, have a similar responsibility.
The only 'misunderstanding' of this nutty agenda, which the Pope is absolutely leading, is the gross underestimation of our loyalty to our Baptismal duty.
When it comes to making choices between Christ and His Church and accepting an agenda of the pied pipers leading children into the hands of the devil and his agenda, it's a no-brainer what the majority of practicing, educated Catholics are going to choose.
We've shot enough flares across the bow of the Ship. We will never abandon. But there is a room on the lower deck for Captain Queeg and we will not hesitate to compartmentalize him in it.
It is a sorry situation. But we will rise to the occasion.
Worthy is the Lamb.