The Gospel of Mercy and the Synod

“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:

Zenit:

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!]

Hilary White’s Synod Blog:

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.

On Golgotha 2015

Since March 13, 2013, the Passion of Christ’s Mystical Body is right in front of us. As Pope Leo XIII prophesied, the wicked dragon is pouring out,

“as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.

“These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered. “

The Passion of the Mystical Body of Christ
The Passion of the Mystical Body of Christ

In the holy month of Our Lady’s Rosary last year, Pope Francis committed an offense against God that still cries out to Heaven for vengeance. He called together a Synod of Bishops, ostensibly to address the challenges that face Catholic families. However, it is clear now, the pope and the people who placed him in office were carrying out a malicious agenda. At the close of that last Synod, Pope Francis gained the unique distinction of becoming the first pope in the history of the faith to insist on the inclusion of pro-sodomy language in an official Church document – an unheard of affront to the Holy Bride of Christ.

“Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community”. Followed by a question to the bishops of the whole world: “are we capable of welcoming these people, guaranteeing to them a fraternal space in our communities?“ This is the language of FrancisChurch. It is certainly not, and cannot ever be – the language of the Holy Catholic Church.

And now we shall have the final stage of this farcical Synod, where reports of the conclusions are prepared before the Bishops even have an opportunity to discuss the issues, much less come to conclusions. The Moto Proprios establishing no-fault annulments (“catholic divorce”) have obviated the Synod; and the German Bishops under Marx have already issued their ultimatum establishing the “right” of those living defiantly in persistent mortal sin to add Eucharistic sacrilege to their burden of sins.

The powers behind the Pope, Cardinals Kasper and Danneels are both 82 years old and desperately aware that they are reaching the end of their time. They are in a dead heat to see their vision of the Church foisted on the world. Now, they have a Pope after their own image, the Most Humble and Merciful Pope Evah®, they are becoming impatient and a bit sloppy in their eagerness to push their agenda. Catholics have learned a lot since the previous Synod. They have been alerted by the excellent reporting of many vatican watchers and this Synod will not slip under the radar.

The faithful were blindsided at the 2014 Synod; no one expected the Pope would override his own Bishops. Last time around, no one expected that the Bergoglio/Kasper/Danneels faction would arrogantly prepare a mid term report of the proceedings (relatio) before the Bishops had even discussed the items. No one expected the Pope would retain the controversial and rejected paragraphs in the final report in violation of the Synod’s own rules. But it is different now. Catholics around the world are awakening to the agenda pushed by these vulgar, arrogant men.

All across the world, the Catholic faithful are taking note. Although many Catholics are just beginning to get a glimmer of the true extent of the catastrophe, many of our priests now know what is at stake and have become aware of their ordinaries’ complicity in the erosion of the Faith. Many have made great sacrifices in order to learn and offer the true Mass; they have stood their ground against militant progressive laity, against those who invaded the sanctuaries after Vatican II.

To all the weak and effeminate Bishops, know this: the faithful are watching you, and this time they will not be cowed by demands to obey prelates who themselves are disobedient to God’s clear teachings on marriage and the sacraments. Unlike the Second Vatican Council and the earlier Synod, This is the time for the faithful laity and priests to come to the defense of the Church, by observing and alerting others, and by prayer, and penance.

As so often happens, Rorate just posted a really nice article that goes very well with this one. Here is the link:

“The Mass, Prayer, the Rosary, nothing else can prevail”. From Lord of the World, by Msr. Robert Hugh Benson:

“Holy Father—the mass, prayer, the rosary. These first and last. The world denies their power: it is on their power that Christians must throw all their weight. All things in Jesus Christ—in Jesus Christ, first and last. Nothing else can avail. He must do all, for we can do nothing.”

Knowing that is the beginning of wisdom, no matter what the age we are living in !

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
Pray the Rosary and confound the devil!
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

~ evensong ~