The Point of the Synod: Normalisation of Homosexuality or New Church Model?
The baldness with which the homosexual agenda is being pushed at this synod is utterly shocking! The fact that this is being done in the shadow of revelations about sexual abuse which demonstrated over 80% of victims were young post-pubescent boys is demonic!
In case you think this is pure fantasy perhaps imagined by some overly active homophobic mind, let me remind you of the third testimony from Archbishop Viganò:
On June 23, 2013, I met Pope Francis face-to-face in his apartment to ask for clarification, and the Pope asked me, “il cardinale McCarrick, com’è (Cardinal McCarrick — what do you make of him)?”– which I can only interpret as a feigning of curiosity in order to discover whether or not I was an ally of McCarrick. I told him that McCarrick had sexually corrupted generations of priests and seminarians, and had been ordered by Pope Benedict to confine himself to a life of prayer and penance.And despite this revelation, despite the clear fact that Pope Francis is not worried about the deeply compromised men he has promoted all the open lies and obfuscation, despite Baldesseri lying about his inclusion of LGBT terminology in the working document for the synod, despite the fact they've admitted it was all worked out before hand, signed, sealed and delivered, they carry on like none of it matters a jot.
• Instead, McCarrick continued to enjoy the special regard of Pope Francis and was given new responsibilities and missions by him.
• McCarrick was part of a network of bishops promoting homosexuality who exploiting their favor with Pope Francis manipulated episcopal appointments so as to protect themselves from justice and to strengthen the homosexual network in the hierarchy and in the Church at large.
• Pope Francis himself has either colluded in this corruption, or, knowing what he does, is gravely negligent in failing to oppose it and uproot it.
Yesterday Sandro Magister suggested that the brakes had been slammed on. Magister asserts that Pope Francis' two synods on the family of 2014 and 2015 were among the most deliberately steered in history.
This is confirmed, Magister says, by the fact that at the beginning of the second session, thirteen top-ranking cardinals wrote a letter to Pope Francis precisely to denounce the manoeuvre aimed at producing “predetermined results on important disputed questions.”
The point being made is that the outcome of that double synod was already decided even before it was celebrated. And its coronation was the post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia with which Francis gave the tacit green-light to communion for the divorced and civilly remarried, and that despite the fact that a good one-third of the synod fathers had spoken out against it.
Magister suggests that this is in stark contrast with the present synod which will conclude on Sunday, October 28 which, he suggests "seems to be the most peaceful ever." While Magister acknowledges the thesis presented by Michael Voris in the video above, that the synod has been rigged to give tacit approval to homosexuality, he makes the argument that this bomb was practically defused within the synod. Magister reports that the matter was indeed discussed in the circuli minores but always insisting - according to their written accounts - on the goodness of the Church’s traditional vision and on the need for the “conversion” of homosexuals to a chaste life. THANKS BE TO GOD!!
As could perhaps have been anticipated, it seems the topic of homosexuality was a red line for many bishops, especially the African Synod Fathers:
At #Synod2018 Presser; Bishop Andrew Fuanya of Mamfe (Cameroon), says "if I go to my diocese with a document with 'LGBT', and I announce to my youth we now have pastoral care for LGBT, 99.9% will say to me 'what's this?'" adding "I wouldn't vote for any article that has 'LGBT'" pic.twitter.com/T2CNSYyQ4Q— Catholic Sat (@CatholicSat) October 24, 2018
Edward Pentin adds some important and subtle context to Magister's story:
...sources inside the synod hall say that efforts are currently underway to smuggle into the document by other means issues not expected to pass a two-thirds vote, and firmly opposed by a majority of synod fathers.
The most notable of these concerns the inclusion of the loaded acronym ‘LGBT’ which has been vigorously opposed by African bishops who have instead insisted on an emphasis on what the Catechism teaches and on better catechetics.One really does get a sense that there is a real fight for the soul of the Church going on in the Synod hall!
To circumvent this, some synod fathers, understood to be largely from the German language group, are submitting modi using alternative terms to ‘LGBT’ and homosexuality, such as “quality of human relationships” or the need to “clarify anthropology,” or “new anthropology.”
Perhaps more significantly, they are entering modi that would insert a sentence insisting that the final document be read together and in continuity with the Instrumentum laboris, the synod’s working document.
This would be another way of ensuring the inclusion of ‘LGBT’ as that document controversially mentioned the acronym — something roundly criticized by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia in his synod intervention. The Instrumentum laboris as a whole was widely panned before and during the synod.
Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Mamfe, Cameroon, told the Register Oct. 24 that a fellow African bishop told the Synod “very strongly” that the working document “is like a seed that has to die, so that the final document can germinate and grow.
“So we are all hoping that the Instrumentum laboris will die,” Bishop Nkea said.
Perhaps notably, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the German bishops’ conference, sought to play down the homosexual issue while speaking to reporters Wednesday, saying he did not think the topic had been discussed in the German Church. “It doesn’t play a central role, although some would like to bring it right to the core of matters,” he said.
This is laughable! Marx is always being asked about homosexuality because it is all he ever talks about! Just check Google! Cardinal Marx presides over an Archdiocese with no vocations and a decomated population of Church goers. What is more shocking to me is why ANYONE would want to hear what his proposals for the future of the Church might be! BUT WE KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION DON'T WE?!At #Synod2018 Presser; Cardinal Marx says he is bemused that he is being asked about sexuality and homosexuality, stating "I'm surprised that I'm always asked questions about the same things, as if this was the core of Jesus message" pic.twitter.com/Elkj6KyWGp— Catholic Sat (@CatholicSat) October 24, 2018
Marx, one of Pope Francis' C9 Cardinals, has something interesting to say here because of his closeness to the disastrous Pontiff. As Magister has it:
precisely because the ones who hit the brakes included the synod fathers closest to Jorge Mario Bergoglio, it is plausible that this de facto flop was not a failure of the pope’s expectations, but on the contrary was the fruit of his decision.
A decision that was probably made while the work was underway, considering the dramatic moment that the Catholic Church and the papacy itself are going through on the world stage, in the thick of a cataclysm that has its peak precisely in the disordered homosexual activities of numerous sacred ministers.
This would seem to confirm that there has been a real ideological pressure being put on the synod from the Pope and certain supportive Cardinals, a pressure which seems to have largely been defeated within the synod. Robert Royal says the same thing in this weeks edition of the World Over Live:
Could this change of direction, signalled by Marx at the presser be because of the news Michael Voris broke yesterday that the 300-page dossier compiled by 3 Cardinals and looking into homosexual deviancy in the Vatican? Is the spot-light just too bright at the moment?
If so, perhaps Christ has won some small victory, although I think it is essential that we see through the facade to the fact that Pope Francis is very clear driving this and has gathered allies around him to accomplish his goal.
— Edward Pentin (@EdwardPentin) October 25, 2018#Synod18 sources: “Synodality” as a new model of the Church (i.e. permanent revolution) is now being imposed on the assembly, despite it not figuring highly in working document nor synod discussions. It dominates 3rd part of final doc. draft, has no connection with synod theme