Pope Ends Synod With Classless Address

  It has been quite some time since the Church has had a pope as small-minded, vindictive and vengeful as the “Pope of mercy”, Pope Francis.  In his closing address to the Synod he took several swipes at those who

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What-if-the-Pope-Game Becomes Horrible Reality

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide

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Hermeneutic of Conspiracy

    Well, now the Pope is warning about “conspiracy theories”:     Pope Francis has warned bishops at a global church meeting on the family not to be taken in by conspiracy theories, as conservatives and liberals reportedly engage

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50 Ways to Rig a Synod

  Father Z brings us a musical treat:   It is my pleasure to release here the super ultra exclusive new hit from the always backward-looking performance artist Zuhlio! With the disturbing foreknowledge that the organizing office of the Synod of

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Synod as Ark

  Yet another bad sign for those who fear that the upcoming renewal of the Synod will spit in the face of Christ and approve reception of Holy Communion by Catholics in adulterous marriages: ZENIT: How can the Synod on the

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PopeWatch: Hounds and Foxes

Father Z gives us the closing speech of the Pope at the Synod along with his comments:   I can happily say that – with a spirit of collegiality and of synodality [Q: How are they different?] – we have truly

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Rebuilding After the Earthquake

    In pastoral terms, the document published today by the Synod of Bishops represents an earthquake, the “big one” that hit after months of smaller tremors. John Thavis, A Pastoral Earthquake at the Synod   A guest post by

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Blunt Truth From Down Under

There’s only one way to stop this. Cardinal Pell, it’s rumored today, stood up during the proceedings on Thursday when the Synod leaders seemed to have decided on their own authority not to publish the reports of the small groups,

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