14

PopeWatch: Second Synod

VATICAN-POPE-AUDIENCE

 

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:

 

VATICAN–It was announced today that a second synod, tentatively scheduled for mid-January, will solely focus on learning the fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church.

The news comes just days after Pope Francis asked synod participants to “speak clearly,” encouraging them to speak openly.  “Let no one say, ‘This can’t be said, they will think this or that about me.’ Everything we feel must be said, without fear,” Francis said. After reading the badly translated, and what many have called “severely flawed” report called Relatio Post Disceptationem, Francis has since regretted the decision to ask the synod fathers to speak openly, supposedly overestimating their intelligence.

An adviser to Pope Francis has since suggested that before moving on with another synod on the family, that the synod fathers learn some of the basics of Catholicism.

“The synod  will be headed by 16-year-old African Catholic Zyana Ndiaye and is expected to cover such subjects such as Jesus, the Church, as well as sin. Every synod father, except for those from Africa, will remain quiet and will be ignored if they attempt to offer an opinion.”

At press time, Pope Francis has issued a statement to those who will be participating in future synods, saying, “Let everyone say, ‘This can’t be said, they will think this or that about me.’ Everything we feel must be kept quiet, with fear, especially if you are going to make a Kaspar out of yourself.”

 The Vatican refuses to confirm or deny whether Pope Francis will order that the Synod listen to translations of the torture debate held on American Catholic blogs if the participants become unruly.

 

Share With Friends
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

14 Comments

  1. Too bad Zyana Ndiaye is not identified as a Girl Scout or Boy Scout. “Are you smarter than a Boy Scout” would become the operating synodal rubric.

    Another benefit is that Boy Scouts in Nigeria now routinely look for car bombs outside of churches during Mass. “Duty to God” really means something to these young people in a way we find hard to imagine in the West.

  2. I am not at all heartened by the girly brawl at the synod. When the Pope calls ME and seeks MY opinion on his future and my advise on marriage, canon law and tribunals, THEN, I may have a slight reson for hope.

    Pack your bags Francis, for Siberia, if the Ruskies will have you, you heretic!

  3. “Pack your bags Francis, for Siberia, if the Ruskies will have you, you heretic!”
    .
    I fear that Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Hilarion would reject him to Siberia, never to be heard from again.

  4. Karl, that is a step too far. His Holiness is the Pope. Dear God in heaven! Will you go so far, as far as SSPX, so far as to reject the authority of the Papacy?! No, Sir, you need to think carefully about what you are saying and pray deeply on the matter. I cannot, will not, walk down that road with you.

  5. I think the deal is Karl doesn’t reject it, even though he is deeply wounded. Karl is keeping the faith against his terrible feeling that his belief and trust have been betrayed.
    I guess there are quite a few of us who wish the Church was the rock of virtue and wisdom that we once considered her to be.
    I am coming to grips with it, but it is not easy.

  6. No matter the perceived engineering during the process, that the synod has ended this way, ought to have us join in the Hymn of Thanksgiving – Te Deum – that the Pope and the Synod Fathers sang at the Synod’s conclusion. In the end the Pope played a part too and did not interfere when the Synod Fathers wanted the relationes of the Circuli Minores published. He also allowed for the Relatio Synodi to be published. Paul spoke to Peter and Peter listened (beautiful closing speech). Just like St. Paul and St. Peter went on to to be the pillars of the Church in Rome, and given our natural affection for Our Holy Father, whilst being vigilant, time to continue being united to the Pope and our Pastors. I suspect the media that loved him will turn on him … For Card. Kasper & Co. they too deserve our prayers for conversion so that they may return and be faithful to their calling. They have few years of life left.
    .

    Prayer for the Pope O almighty and eternal God, have mercy on your servant our Holy Father, Pope Francis, and direct him according to your clemency into the way of everlasting salvation; that he may desire by your grace those things that are agreeable to you, and perform them with all his strength. Through Christ our LORD. Amen. – cf. A Simple Prayer Book | CTS

  7. I particularly like the report of the group Gallicus B.

    They described the Relatio as written in « un style touffu, filandreux, excessivement verbeux et donc, assez généralement, ennuyeux… » – An impenetrable, rambling, verbose and generally boring style.

    Why is it that documents, produced by men whose profession is sacred oratory, are so very seldom clear, concise or elegant, let alone stirring, passionate or eloquent?

  8. “Why is it that documents, produced by men whose profession is sacred oratory, are so very seldom clear, concise or elegant, let alone stirring, passionate or eloquent?”
    Yes, why?

  9. “Let everyone say”, unless you are Raymond Cardinal Burke. That hokey farm kid from Wisconsin who actually believes in the teachings of the Church. Then you sir, “will be dismissed.” Along with the rest of us uncaring, mean spirited unforgiving traditional Catholic hacks. Rev 3-7

Comments are closed.