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Friday, October 17, 2014


Bill Russell

Note this ominous comment:
AFP) This synod will be followed by a year of consultations, and a follow-up questionnaire will be sent out to dioceses around the world. A second, larger synod will then be held in October 2015.

After that, the results will be handed to the Argentinian pope, who will have the final say in outlining the Church's stance on family matters.

Adolfo Nicolas, superior general of the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits -- to which Francis belongs -- told the I.Media religious news agency to watch for a possible "revolution" a year from now.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich, an ally of the pope, said there was no turning back. "There have been two steps forward, there may be one step backwards, but certainly not two."

Bill Russell

Cardinal Burke said that the Pope "has done a lot of harm." More than two-thirds of the Synod bishops saw this first draft Relatio for what it was: an attempt by six handpicked by the Pope to subvert the authentic Magisterium. The Pope read the Relatio and did not object. This was the first time in modern history - perhaps all history- that the bishops united to correct the Pope. And shockingly, a large minority of all the bishops favored the draft Relatio. This Synod was revolutionary, but not in the way that Weigel expected. Clearly the Synod did not go the way the Pope wanted. The first casualty was the Pope's close theological adviser, Cardinal Kasper, who was caught lying on tape. But the Jesuit Father Superior, a member of the initial draft committee, said that they are taking two steps forward and one back. Chairman Mao could not have said it better.

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