Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Voice of the Family: Pope appoints leading doctrinal 'pastoral' revisionists to Synod

My, oh my! "Pope appoints leading opponents of Catholic doctrine to Ordinary Synod" (Voice of the Family, September 15, 2015):

Appointees who will be attending solely because of the Holy Father's invitation:
  • Godfried Cardinal Danneels, Archbishop Emeritus of Mechlin-Brussels
  • John Cardinal Dew, Archbishop of Wellington
  • Walter Cardinal Kasper, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity
  • Oscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa
  • Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna
  • Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington
  • Archbishop Blaise Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago
Others whose presence at the Synod should cause some concern:
  • Lorenzo Cardinal Baldisseri, General Secretary of the Synod
  • Reinhard Cardinal Marx, Archbishop of Münich and Freising
  • Vincent Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster
  • Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for New Evangelization
  • Archbishop Bruno Forte, Special Secretary of the Synod
  • Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin
  • Archbishop Heiner Koch, Archbishop of Berlin
  • Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family
  • Bishop Franz-Josepf Hermann Bode, Bishop of Osnabrück
  • Bishop Johan Bonny, Bishop of Antwerp
  • Bishop Jean-Paul Vesco, Bishop of Orans
Read the rest of these concerned analyses here and here.

But of course this is all just a ruse by which to entertain the media and keep us all on our toes -- a brilliant tactical feint by which they're only seeming to lurch left, but at the last minute, are in fact going to lurch right and pull a Torquemada on us. Right? There ya go: thought we were gonna go all soft and theologically mushy on ya, didn't ya? Didn't know we were gonna start roast heretics again, eh? Gotchya good!


Chris Garton-Zavesky


Venerable Pope Pius IX, pray for us.

I rather hope that the reason to gather this collection together is to save individual preparation time for the rite of the unmaking of a cardinal.



And intentionally excluding Archbishop Cordileone.




A little schadenfreude here, but I cannot contemplate this list of names without just a bit of "hope" for a kind of mass event "People are Alike All Over" from the original Twilight Zone.

Species: derelicts circa 1970's - 1980's & progeny.