Father McDonald, thank you for the links to the two news articles that pertain to the Synthesis Report. The Synthesis Report has confirmed my optimism in regard to the Synodal process. I am very hopeful as the Synthesis Report is very pro-life/pro-Culture of Life. The following from the Vatican News article demonstrates the Synthesis Report's powerful pro-life aspect:"Ample space in the Report is devoted to the poor, who ask the Church for “love”, understood as “respect, acceptance, and recognition”. "...the document reiterates, identifying the poor not only as those who are materially impoverished, but also migrants; indigenous peoples; victims of violence and abuse (especially women), or racism and trafficking; people with addictions; minorities; abandoned elderly people; and exploited workers."“The Assembly hears the cry of the ‘new poor’, produced by wars and terrorism that plague many countries on several continents, and the assembly condemns the corrupt political and economic systems that cause such strife”.=============================Then we have the following strong pro-life declaration from the Synthesis Report:Among “the most vulnerable of the vulnerable, on whose behalf constant advocacy is needed, [are] the unborn and their mothers”, the document continues. Pax.Mark Thomas
Father McDonald said..."WOMEN AND HOMOSEXUALS WILL BE DISAPPOINTED…FOR NOW…"Said folks will also experience disappointment one year from now. That is, if said folks have hoped that the Synod would result in the "hostile takeover" of Holy Mother Church.Beginning with Pope Francis, it has been made clear, time and again, that orthodoxy would mark the Synod. That is a given as the Holy Ghost is the Synod's protagonist.One year from now, folks who favored the "hostile takeover" of the Church via the Synod will experience tremendous disappointment.One year from now, doom-and-gloom folks who promoted the preposterous claim that the "hostile takeover" of the Church was underway will have been proved wrong.That is the case today.Pax.Mark Thomas
This round is over; get ready for the next one. The Modernists will continue to talk/study until they get the answer they want.
Father, It might be useful to remember that back in the 1980's when gay rights was becoming more a public issue, there was no talk, in fact, there was utter denial from the spokes"men" of the gay community that they wanted same-sex marriage. Yet here we are, a few decades later, considered intolerant Nazis if we don't recognize such pretend marriages.OF COURSE Pope Francis isn't telling the women's ordination groups and homosexuals what they want to hear...he's allowing his underlings to send the signals. His exhortation will be something ambiguous enough to sound orthodox, but will have a few little phrases that can be taken as permission to explore further. Incrementalism is the name of the game and we are watching it play out.
Jerome M,Spot on!
Francis says, "No women deacons," Tuco says, "The question is still debatable," and they say, "Personnel is policy." Hmmm.Nick
Nick,Then Tuco should be given the boot, contradicting the boss, no?
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