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Monday, 10 November 2014

The forgotten Saint (already); the forgotten Synod

For your edification and the condemnation of those who manipulated the recent Synod. 

Pope's Ignored Speech

There has been much talk about Pope Francis’s speech concluding the recent Synod on the Family. However, as a priest friend of mine, who was in Rome during the 1980 Synod on the Family, pointed out, there is not much new under the sun. Even back in 1980, the question of Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried was brought up.
It is almost like looking at some strange alternate reality. A Tale of Two Synods. At the Synod in 1980 there was a doctrinal conflict over the very same issues as were contested in 2014. Given the surprising similarities, it is especially interesting to see how Pope St. John Paul II resolved these conflicts in his closing speech. It is almost as if he wrote this speech just for us at the end of the 2014 Synod.
We are now entering the Twilight Zone.

Before you click to read the rest, here, take a look at the picture above. Notice anything?

2 comments:

Barona said...

I noticed the Crucifix is gone in 2014. I wonder when "they" removed it?

Vox Cantoris said...

Good question, I noticed that right away.