Interview: “The Rigging of a Synod” September 17, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, different religion, disaster, episcopate, General Catholic, horror, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, SOD, the struggle for the Church.
I normally don’t post EWTN content much anymore, because I’m stuck up like that, but this interview of Edward Pentin concerning his new book The Rigging of a Synod is important. Pentin makes plain – and Arroyo seems to agree, somewhat shockingly – that certain high-level prelates in the Synod organization were dedicated to driving the Synod to a pre-ordained conclusion, one very much in line with the Kasperite Gambit (opening the Blessed Sacrament to those in a manifest state of grave sin, accepting open sodomites in the Church without correction/change of behavior, normalizing Catholic “divorce,” etc). It must be said, most of the names mentioned frequently in the interview: Kasper, Baldisseri, Forte, etc., are hand-picked creatures of Pope Francis. Kasper received great papal praise (theology done on the knees) since the very first weekly Angelus.
Thus, this is not simply a wayward cabal of a handful of influential prelates who have somehow clawed their way into positions of enormous influence; on the contrary, these are picked men who were placed in these positions for very specific reasons:
In addition to the commentary above, we have the evidence that emerged after the interview of the pope’s many personal selections to the Synod. They were overwhelmingly (three to one) of the more elderly, progressive camp – including the noxious Kardinal Kasper.
A quick observation: we can see how serious the “penitential rite” proposed by Cardinal Kasper (and Pope Francis?) for those in second marriages with an unanulled first marriage will be from the “fast track” annulment process instituted in the recent Motu Proprios on the annulment process, can we not? Fast track annulment, fast track penitential process, all to keep people from ever having to feel even slightly badly about themselves, no matter how grave their sins, and, more hopefully, keeping them somehow at least a little bit attached to the Church. That 2000 years of Doctrine straight from the mouth of our Blessed Lord have to be thrown overboard, and who knows how many souls led astray with potential eternal damnation in the offing…….why, those are just small prices to pay for the great victory of “mercy,” are they not?
I know some folks are tired of seeing these matters covered on this blog over and over, but I keep covering them because even though you may have reached certain conclusions regarding the Synod or the direction of this pontificate, many other folks have not. Many continue to hope that there really is a group of out of control prelates and that Pope Francis is being abused by them. Covering these matters keeps people abreast of the crisis and, hopefully, increases their resolve to defend the perennial belief and practice of the Faith. I know seeing these matters cataloged in detail can be upsetting, but I think it is absolutely necessary, especially as all these things seem to be coming to a head.
Some would prefer ignore the portents of doom. I’d rather fight: