Thursday, June 26, 2014


The weeping and wailing of post-Catholics, heterodox Catholics, coloring book Catholics, neo-gnostic Catholics has begun! This is good news indeed! Will they repent and return to the truth? No, I suspect they will make formal their agreement with the Episcopal Church and simply join that denomination. 

I wonder what the LWCR thinks? Can't wait to get their take!

Read it and be of good cheer!

Guiding Document for Upcoming Synod Simply Old Hat

Written By Ryan Hoffmann
June 26, 2014

Guiding Document for Upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Family Simply Old Hat

When Catholics heard last year that the leaders of their Church were seeking feedback on the topic of ministry to the family, they responded enthusiastically, sharing their experiences, insights and desires. Catholics believed it was a new moment in which leadership would listen and honor their voices, experiences and wisdom.

Unfortunately, this morning’s report prepared for the extraordinary Synod of Bishops to be held in October comes as a major disappointment.

The report’s blame of Catholics for not understanding Church teachings is simply old hat. Recycling the same approach and arguments we’ve heard before, the report rejects Catholics’ desire for a more relevant, practical, and inclusive church. The irrelevance of the Church’s teaching on contraception, or the lack of pastoral welcome for divorced and remarried Catholics, for example, were repeated themes in responses to the survey.

“The wisdom of the laity should be celebrated, not patronized,” says Jim FitzGerald, Executive Director. “The future of our Church will depend on leadership listening to, respecting, and honoring the experiences of the faithful.”

This entrenchment and re-articulation of the status quo continues to leave thousands of Catholics behind, dismisses the dignity of our entire Catholic family, and fails to move our church forward in a spirit of welcome and compassion.

While today’s report is a disappointment, today’s Catholics are not. They do get it: they understand perfectly well the call to love rooted in the Gospel. Catholic parishes, schools and communities across the country will continue to live with love, welcoming our brothers and sisters who’ve struggled through divorce, remarried with love, stood proudly as LGBT persons or used contraception when creating their family.

Champions of a faith they love, Catholics remain hopeful that discussion, dialogue and prayer leading up to the 2015 Synod will move Bishops to a place of pastoral leadership.
For Immediate Release: June 26, 2014


MR said...

I have to say, I enjoyed reading that.

JBS said...

I just read an article by journalist Sandro Magister which claims the SSPX assents to 95% of the articles contained in 2nd Vatican Council documents, such as those concerning the family, and that this is a higher percentage than can generally be found elsewhere in various spheres of the Church. If this is true, then I think it may present a very real problem for the teaching office of the Church. When one does the math, one develops certain questions...

Richard M. Sawicki said...

Pope Francis and the bishops will uphold the perennial teaching of Holy Mother Church - no surprise there.

I kept telling so many of my friends who were worried about the "survey", thinking it was about changing doctrine.

I kept telling them, "no it is to help the bishops to discern how truly poorly catechized they are, so they can develop a battle plan to deal with it."

Surprise...(well you know the rest).

Gaudete in Domino Semper!