JUST TO REMIND EVERYONE: THE SYNOD IN ROME IS NOT A PARLIAMENT, IT SIMPLY ADVISES THE POPE JUST AS A PASTORAL COUNCIL SIMPLY ADVISES A PASTOR
With all the hoopla concerning the synod and its deliberations, it would do us well to understand that the synod is not a parliament, just an advisory board. The pope does with the advise as he so pleases and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. That is why His Holiness is the Supreme Pontiff:
On Saturday, the bishops will meet to hear the final draft and vote on the
document paragraph by paragraph. There will also be a vote on the
document as a whole. Thereafter the document will be presented to Pope
Francis. Cardinal Gracious reminded the media that this document is intended for
the Pope, to help and advise him. It is not being written for the world.