“We need you to create a more inclusive church; you are our saviours. (…) The Church did the same work with migrants and subsequently society began to change. (…) Now, Pope Francis needs us. He has cast aside the doctrine and has taken up the Gospel of mercy, peace and love. Please help us!” – Bishop Vera López speaking at the so-called LGBT Pre-Synod Conference held October 3.
Today, we merely offer a scattering of excerpts from various blogs:
Fr. Rosica gave some initial observations. First of all the brevity of the interventions has helped foster clarity of expression. “If you can’t say it in three minutes, then you can’t say it. And the three minutes have been very productive. They say what they want to say,” he said. [Funny, how that limitation never applies to Synod manipulators.]
… Regarding the idea of divorced remarried Catholics being able to receive communion, he noted how some assert it would be more difficult to come up with a universal response, but instead makes sense to come up with a regional treatment. He said it may make sense to examine and perhaps treat the situation on a more local, regional, even continental level. [Thus breaking up the unity of the Church still further.]
Certain other issues, he shared, may also make sense to consider locally, such as polygamy. [Makes perfect sense, if your desire is to destroy the faith in Africa, the one place that it is thriving.]
From LifesiteNews, coverage of Synod Day 2 press briefing:
Archbishop Celli told reporters asking about the issue (of admitting re-married divorcees to Holy Communion) that “it is an open question.” Commenting specifically on Erdo’s report, Celli said, “We can’t say everything was closed by the report of yesterday morning.” [What persistence-this, despite 2,000+ years of teaching to the contrary!]
Later, Archbishop Durocher also suggested the question was up for debate when asked if the matter pertained to Church discipline – which could potentially change – or doctrine, which is fixed.
“To be quite honest, there might be differences of opinion on that,” he said. “Let’s be honest. Is that a question of doctrine or is that a question of discipline? I think that’s probably going to be one of the questions that will be debated in the small groups.”
“If you want doctrine, go read Denzinger,” he added. [Now that is mercy in action!]
Father Brian Harrison, citing Rorate Caeii’s Report notes,
If this news is accurate, the Synod is shaping up to be a revolutionary take-over bid, organized in such a way as to impose virtual silence on Fathers who uphold the bimillennial doctrine and discipline reaffirmed by Pope St. John Paul II in Familiaris Consortio, and to turn this three-week gathering into a rubber stamp by which Pope Francis, who has already personally appointed 45 of the Fathers, imposes his will on the Synod under the guise of seeking its advice. Now, this is a Pontiff whose carefully crafted public image is one of humility, ‘listening’, mercy, and open dialogue with all! (Frankly, his style seems more like the iron fist in a velvet glove: it smacks of the populist but authoritarian peronista style of government that the young Jorge Bergoglio observed – and openly admired – in his native Argentina.) [We are beginning to see how FrancisMercy works, on a very practical level.]
Again, from Rorate Caeli:
The other interesting news of the day is that the sole German-language group, the Germanicus, asked to move out of its meeting place, because its windowless place in the first day smelled bad and had “foul air”. Sulfur, we presume?… Indeed, the group includes luminaries of orthodoxy such as Cardinals Kasper and Marx, and Bishop Bode…
Today, they met in the Palace of the Holy Office, hosted by Prefect Cardinal Müller, who provided much needed light and fresh air.
At this point, unless there is a Divine intervention, Pope Francis and his backers, Cardinals Kasper and Danneels, will have successfully pulled off a coup which we have been fearing ever since that black day, March 13, 2013, the irreversible change of the Catholic Faith. i pray that the few remaining good prelates at this Synod of Sin will walk out and refuse to lend credibility to this diabolical farce.
Please, pray the Rosary and confound satan and his minions in the Synod.
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Please note, bracketed comments in red are my own. ~evensong ~
for the love of Mary, Immaculate Mother of God.