Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Was Cardinal Erdő's Catholic orthodoxy undermined by the Bishop of Rome himself?

I post, you decide.

Synod Fathers entering hallThe Ordinary Synod on the Family moved much closer yesterday to a repudiation of the teachings of the Catholic Church on human sexuality. The hopes of faithful Catholics were raised on Monday by the reassertions of Catholic orthodoxy made in the relazione introduttiva of the General Relator of the Synod, Péter Cardinal Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest. Yesterday Erdő’s report and position were seriously undermined after an intervention of Pope Francis indicated to the synod fathers that the question of Holy Communion for the “divorced and remarried” was still open. Cardinal Erdő was also undermined by remarks made by synod fathers invited to a press conference organised by Holy See press spokesman Fr Lombardi S.J.

Fr Rosica’s summary of the “progressive” revolution against Catholic doctrine

At yesterday’s press conference Fr Thomas Rosica, English-speaking press spokesman for the Holy See, gave what he described as a summary of the interventions of the synod fathers. The interventions summarised by Rosica were almost uniformly “progressive”. ... One of the most disturbing aspects of Rosica’s summary was the suggestion that the question of Holy Communion for the “divorced and remarried” could be solved in different ways in different parts of the world. This would lead to different practices, and thus different doctrines, in different parts of the Church. Such division is, of course, inseparable from schism.



The opening report of the General Relator, Cardinal Erdő, raised hopes that it might be possible for the Ordinary Synod to be reoriented in an orthodox direction despite the heterodoxInstrumentum Laboris that serves as its agenda. The undermining of Cardinal Erdő’s report by the intervention of Pope Francis seems to place the synod back on a heterodox orientation. If theRelatio Synodi and Instrumentum Laboris continue to be the basis for the Ordinary Synod’s work, then those responsible for the synod, and those who follow their lead, will remain on a trajectory towards formal repudiation of the doctrine of the Catholic Church.


Oakes Spalding said...

Hard to read on cell phone. Letters too light?

Wendy Haught said...

I can't read it on my laptop. Letters too light.

George said...

The blasphemous attack on our Catholic faith at the synod on the family is not something in the works for some future date but very much being implemented now. The battle of good and evil is constant and some of the feared offenses against sound Catholic teaching are already in books, catechisms and Diocesan publications approved by the Bishop. It is already in print that a couple of men or couple of women who ARE sexually attracted can live together and adopt children if they vow to live together as brothers or sisters. Right? It is already in print that a man or women who were married as Catholics and divorce and then remarry can receive communion if they promise to live together as brother and sister with no sexual activity. Right? Soon it will be that unmarried people who are sexually attracted and MIGHT some day get married can live together as good friends but have no sex. Right? It is perfectly fine to go into a pornography shop if your only intention is to buy some gum. Right? It is perfectly fine to buy
pornographic magazines as long as all one is interested in is the articles? Right? It is perfectly fine to tell God that we will now need to correct the Our Father and the act of contrition to be much more compassionate and understanding and above all charitable and loving. Its all about false and distorted mercy. The Our Father will be changed to ....' and lead us into temptation with caution ' and the act of contrition will be changed to read.... ' be cautious when we are living daily in the near occasion of sin.
It is time for Catholics to fight for sound morality and profess openly their Catholic faith before God and all. The second coming of Jesus will not be to take a victory lap because of his approval on how Catholics have lived, loved and protected their faith with sound orthodoxy.