Everyone won. Everyone lost. Wow. Here are the details. Roberto de Mattei, Corrispondenza Romana (RC, October 27, 2015).
I think of the Jewish merchant in Boccacio's Decameron who told the bishop of Paris after returning from a business trip to Rome that nothing so corrupt and stupid as the Church could possibly have survived all these centuries without God behind it, so he was ready to convert and become a Catholic!
But, come on, lads, can't we do a wee bit better?
What the "conservative" side doesn't seem to get is that they lost before the first synodal participant set foot in Rome. The very idea that things such as communion for adulterers, homosexual relations having positive value, etc. could be up for debate is already a victory. Allowing long standing settled issues to be opened for discussion only does one thing - it opens settled issues.
Dear c matt,
I see it differently. I think some really wanted to radically change some "rules" of the Church. And, my word did they try. However, to change these rules, they must first go against the very words of our Saviour and King. No power anywhere can do this.
"And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you." And later,
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away."
In my view the words of our Saviour are settled, no matter how much anyone may want to open them.
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