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New book coming from prelates opposed to Kasperite gambit at Synod August 19, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, episcopate, error, General Catholic, manhood, Sacraments, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, SOD, the return, the struggle for the Church.

Last year, prior to the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, five cardinals – Burke, Brandmuller, Muller, Caffarra, and De Paolis – published a book plainly in opposition to the attempts to redefine Church Dogma – “pastorally” – by the modernist/progressive faction at the Synod.  There was much scandal surrounding this publication, both from the exasperated Kasperites who felt it an attack on their false thesis and even the Holy Father, but also in how hundreds of copies of the book were blocked from distribution to Synod fathers during its deliberations by Archbishop Baldisseri, Pope Francis’ hand-picked synod-director.  An archbishop also contributed to the book.

News has been trickling out regarding another book published by a further 11 prelates, only one of whom contributed to last year’s book, which will also oppose any attempts to change doctrine through ostensibly “pastoral” applications (which have the deliberate purpose of undermining and changing doctrine in practice).  These prelates include:

Carlo Caffarra, Archbishop of Bologna; Baselios Cleemis, Archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church and President of the Episcopal Conference of India; Paul Josef Cordes, Presidente emeritius of the Pontifical Council «Cor Unum»; Dominik Duka, O.P., Archbishop of Prague, Primate of Bohemia; Willem Jacobus Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht; Joachim Meisner, Archbishop emeritus of Cologne; John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja (Nigeria); Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, Archbishop emeritus of Madrid; Camillo Ruini, Vicar General emeritus of His Holiness for the Dioceses of Rome; Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments; Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino, Archbishop of Caracas, Venezuela.

Unlike the prelates who contributed to last  year’s book, most of those involved in this latest effort are not widely known for strong adherence to orthodox/traditional beliefs.  Well, more the former than the latter, anyway.  And many of them, as you can tell by their titles above, have been entrusted with lead positions in many key institutional offices, meaning they are consummate insiders.  One wonders whether the same retribution which afflicted last year’s authors, especially Cardinal Burke, who was seen as the effort’s spokesman and leader, will be meted out to these prelates?

More from Rorate:

Will all of them be accused again of obstructing the debate and even worse, of opposing the Pope? Someone might try to, attempting to incite a game of [opposing] sides that tends to create alliances and supporters, but the eleven cardinals on the field don’t seem at all disposed to being crushed on their half of the field. Neither do they seem inclined to play a tight defensive game, which is what they would like to accuse them of, making them appear banal “crystallizers” of doctrine.

As far as we know, the questions the 11 cardinals want to respond to are absolutely pastoral and touch (actually, they bend to) the lives of all of us. How can we accompany best those who have been abandoned by their spouses and remain faithful to a marriage they have been released from in such a manner? In which way can marriage preparation better face the situation of young couples who are barely catechized and are profoundly influenced by a secularized culture?

For the answers to these and other similar questions, we will have to wait for the publication of the book at the end of September. All the evidence indicates that the publisher is once again Cantagalli. We will be just a few days away from the Synod, and from among the possible pastoral answers on the themes of marriage and the family we will also have to reckon with these ones as well.

In conclusion, the latest news. Along with the book by the 11 cardinals, another text of great interest should be coming out. In this case there will also be 11, between bishops and cardinals, but they are all African; to tell us about Africa, in fact, to let the voice of Africa be heard on the Synod themes – and not only. It will be wise to pay attention and listen as rumour has it that the title is “Nova Patria Christi Africa”.

So yet another publication out giving the African viewpoint, which one would think, barring any backroom deals with the Germans, would tend to be rather hostile towards any pastoral/doctrinal novelties.
Shocking and as sad as it may be, this Synod will probably be a close run thing.  But since the Synod has no doctrinal authority (but plenty of PR value), and since the official “interpretation and implementation” of the Synod’s deliberations will come via Pope Francis in a post-synodal encyclical (is it already written?), maybe all of this sturm and drang is just window dressing.  I think it is, but it isn’t – if the Synod votes down any dangerous propositions, then it’s just window dressing, if they vote in favor of it, then we’ll be told how we all must immediately submit.
This Synod is much more than mere worldly debates and under the table arrangements, it’s mostly a battle of principalities and powers.  The best way to affect the outcome of the Synod is through our prayer and penance.
Argh!  So confusing to be a Catholic today!  When will the Lord have mercy on us and gift the Church with an that Pope we so desperately need to reform the Church?  One that will do the consecration Our Lady has made plain is so vital to that restoration!??


1. c matt - August 20, 2015

I know the heresy was voted down in the last sin nod, but the heresy was embraced by a majority present. It just did not get the 2/3 it needed to pass, and it STILL got stuck into the next working instrument. Is the next sin nod still requiring a 2/3 vote?

2. glmcreations - August 20, 2015

The other side of the “Kasperite gambit” coin is what I heard from the pulpit in a protestantCatholic church some days ago- synod=council and council=synod; and -as you know we have always in the past – we must all this Fall respect and assent to and obey what the synodcouncil will proclaim, just as we did re the Synod of Vatican II. Full story at Catholic Lane site, Synods Are Not Councils. Guy McClung, San Antonio, Texas

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