“With Annoying Paragraph 1650 Removed !”
The 2014-2015 Synod of Bishops is being planned and may unfold as a summarily unfinished chapter of Vatican II, as the Vatican II of Modern Sexual Mores and “the Modern Family”. If the post-war progressive Western “Man” of the 1960s was the template of the tragic Council, there is every sign that the Synod will be muzzled and manipulated so that the collapsed and ravaged remains of shattered families and sexual perversions of our decade in Europe and the Americas provide the template for the farcical Kasperite Exercise in “Synodality”.
Q: Was Pope Paul VI wrong not to listen to the majority of lay couples on the commission discussing contraception back in the 1960s?A: I have a high esteem for Paul VI, he was a prophetic pope in a very difficult situation of the church after 1968 and so on. He was concerned to remain in the truth and not give up something, but I think it’s also a question of the interpretation of this encyclical Humanae Vitae because he was the first pope who spoke in ‘personalistic’ terminology about marriage – it was new! So in the light of this general approach we have to interpret what he said about contraception and so on, and I think what he said is true, but it’s not a casuistic we can deduce from it, it’s an ideal and we have to tell people, but then we have also to respect the conscience of the couples.
Muzzle on the Synod. Why?Marco TosattiLa StampaOctober 3, 2014For the first time in its decades-long history a Synod of Bishops will be held mainly behind closed doors. The public could not be present even at the many Synods in the past, but ALL of the reports, from those of the Archbishop of Milan to the last diocese in Patagonia, were published daily, either in detail or in a summary.Instead at this Synod none of the presentations will be made public.It is quite surprising that this is happening in the reign of a Pontiff who is the most “modern” and “progressive” in recent history – at least judging by the choices he makes and by the rhetorical style he uses. Not even during the pontificates of the “conservatives”, St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI, were the bishops ever “muzzled.”Let’s take a look at some of the stages in the proceedings. The participants were asked to send in their personal written report before the 8th September 2014. In the form that indicated how the presentation had to be formulated, [the participants) were asked to indicate the “number” of the preparatory Document, the instrumentum laboris, they referred to, and the part of the “number” concerning their report. Evidently, they did not want the presentations to cover general themes, perhaps considered dangerous. Is it being done this way to prevent a reaction against what is said in the Aula?The journalists – and the public – will find out what happened at a press conference when the press agents give a general idea of the debate. Only one for all languages…Hypothesis: but could it be that from the written reports, the thesis championed by Kasper (who continues almost daily to give interviews), was opposed by the great majority (from Berlin to the Philippines) and that this fact had to be prevented from appearing blatant, gaining perhaps, some freedom of movement after the Synod, through proposals, messages etc.,?On the other hand, if one throws a rock into a pond, then he must not get frightened by the waves.And communion begins with the freedom to disagree, openly. Peter and Paul had many lively confrontations. Both Acts and the Letters reported accounts of their words…And it is also a little surprising – possibly it’s our ignorance, and if so, we are willing to make amends – the strange passivity of non reaction by the press to the news, that for the first time, in order to know about the Synod, will have to steer a middle course between an official position and rumor, without the checking of any documents. [Source, in Italian. Translation: Contributor Francesca Romana.]
The battle is about to begin – billions of souls in the present and in the future hang in the balance.
Original at Rorate Caeli http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-synod-will-be-farce-if-kasper.html#more