This is an excerpt from an America Magazine article on a talk that Cardinal Tobin gave in reaction to the USCCB’S meme on synodality that I shredded in a post below this one. Evidently this criticism has shaken the good Cardinal’s mental peace of mind and caused him to lash out against those who criticized it by calling them heretics. Yes, mental distress is now a heresy.
Wow! Let’s marginalize or better yet burn at the stake all those rigid Catholics who want peace in the Church and not the constant “lio” that we’ve had since Vatican II and now on steroids with the current papacy.
Cardinal Tobin: Refusing to deal with complexity in the church is a form of heresy.
In recent days, some critics of the upcoming synod, which has received relatively little attention in the United States, complained on social media that some keywords associated with the synod planning process shared in a tweet from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops seemed too corporate or jargony. At least one bishop weighed in, posting on his Twitter account, “If the synod process is to bear fruit, it has to focus on the person of Jesus Christ, Gospel values and a spiritual vision; and eliminate complex structures, mind-boggling instructions, and secular, corporate language.”