Is it time for the faithful bishops at the Synod to walk out? October 14, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, different religion, disaster, episcopate, General Catholic, Papa, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society, SOD, the struggle for the Church.
I saw Laurence England the Englishman call for (relatively) orthodox bishops at the Synod to just walk out on the proceedings a few days ago. It appears someone else liked the idea, because they started an internet petition calling for just that:
Esteemed Synod Fathers,
We thank you for your witness to and defense of the truth of Matrimony and Family proclaimed by the Church, in fidelity to our Lord Jesus Christ. As the Ordinary Synod on the Family continues its work, confusion and scandal spread among the faithful. Catholics are concerned that some members of this body of apostolic successors, under the guidance of the Pope, are seeking to endorse homosexual relationships, effectively question the indissolubility of marriage, and permit the distribution of the Holy Eucharist to the unrepentant….
…….Therefore, we faithfully request that each and every faithful Catholic bishop at the Synod, having made every effort to resist these attacks on Christ’s teaching, if its direction remains unaltered and those faithful voices remain unheard, do his sacred duty and publicly retire from any further participation in the Synod before its conclusion so as to prevent greater scandal and confusion.
Hilary White, rapidly becoming my favorite snarky traddy blogger, agrees:
We are, in effect, calling for a vote of no-confidence. We have no confidence in this “synodal process”. We have no confidence that the pope and his group of hand-picked manifest heretics will suddenly, magically, produce a Catholic rabbit out of the Synod’s hat. Let’s face it, there has been no secret about what these people intended to do from the first day. Since that day. Since the day that the hand picked representative of the pope told the cardinals and the whole world what they intended to do.
She then lists just a few of the lowlights from the Synod thus far, including sudden rules changes, complete lack of transparency into the discussions, emphasizing the most radical interventions while pretending the orthodox ones have never happened, declaring that the Synod will produce no mid-term or even final document at all, and that the entire range of subjects under discussion now rest in the hands of Pope Francis……and those are just a few! Also, rejecting out of hand the complaints of 13 synodal cardinals……..all of that, in the first week!
What the heck. I signed. Then again, almost 800,000 signed the TFP petition prior to the Synod and that hasn’t appeared to have much impact………at least yet.