Would the mess be because he would uphold the doctrine or because he wouldn't?
What disgusting conniving and manipulation. You see, we were right. We were right for the last two years when we said that these malefactors were manipulating the truth.
Oh, they said, the Pope won't change doctrine, the Pope can't change doctrine, isn't that what Tom told us?
"Will this Pope re-write controversial Church doctrines? No. But that isn't how doctrine changes. Doctrine changes when pastoral contexts shift and new insights emerge such that particularly doctrinal formulations no longer mediate the saving message of God's transforming love. Doctrine changes when the Church has leaders and teachers who are not afraid to take note of new contexts and emerging insights. It changes when the Church has pastors who do what Francis has been insisting: leave the securities of your chanceries, of your rectories, of your safe places, of your episcopal residences go set aside the small minded rules that often keep you locked up and shielded from the world."
O LORD, deliver us from these deceitful men and the Vicar of error and send us a Holy Pope who will restore all things in You!
Here, the co-conspirators.
Archbishop Forte has in fact revealed a “behind the scenes” [moment] from the Synod: “If we speak explicitly about communion for the divorced and remarried,” said Archbishop Forte, reporting a joke of Pope Francis, “you do not know what a terrible mess we will make. So we won’t speak plainly, do it in a way that the premises are there, then I will draw out the conclusions.”A friend of mine, from Italy says there is a translation error in the above, it actually worse!
"If we speak explicitly about communion for the divorced and remarried,” said Archbishop Forte, reporting a joke of Pope Francis, “you do not know what a terrible mess THESE PEOPLE will make"