Sunday, 5 October 2014

Synodisms, scents and solemn nonsense

"To search for that which the Lord asks of His Church, we must lend our ears to the beat of our time and perceive the 'scent' of the people today." Pope Francis
Solemn nonsense and more confusion; but who am I to judge?

Dangerous times, friend. Very dangerous. The Pope speaks of changing "epochs" and the "beat of the times." Even to the point of calling on the Synod to be another Pentecost. Yes, another new springtime, how's that working out for us, eh?

In his homily today, the Pope referred to the synod being the "dream of God" and that we can "frustrate" it if we "don't let ourselves be guided by the Holy Spirit." 

On Friday, in his usual non-magisterial musings at Mass, he said referred to "man-made commandments" and those who "buy their salvation" by following "man-made rules and regulations."

There are snake-oil salesmen such as Kasper and Tom Rosica; they are going to try to force this on the Church. If they can't change the doctrine directly, they will try to change it through pastoral stealth.

Will they succeed?

My prediction?

The bishops from Africa and Asia and the faithful bishops of Europe and the Americas will stop them. They will be outed, all of them. The doctrine cannot change. 

1 comment:

Brian said...

The bishops from Africa and Asia and the faithful bishops of Europe and the Americas will stop them.

Hello Vox

I hope you are right. Don't forget about the members of the gang that elected this clown. They will not go down, without a fight. If it doesn't get its way, now, it will just continue to fester its dissent, by way of a "profound and serene theologies". I think, for the time being, that this synod will keep the traditional truth "on the books", but in actual practice you will see bishops, increasingly, "throwing in the towel", and looking the other way, for the sake, of pastoral sensitivity, mercy and compassion. The Catholic Church is rapidly becoming just another anemic "episcopalianism".

"Deliver us, O Lord, from the negligence, of the bishops."