PopeWatch: Dead in the Water

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  1. It’s not over until the “slightly chubby lady with rosy cheeks sings.”
    I’m not a pessimist, however the 2/3rds majority vote last year, which was overturned by PF, makes me wonder about tomorrow’s proceedings.

    I’m praying that the majority rule.

  2. I do not care if a majority of the clerics in the Synod vote one way or another. I want truth to win. That means the defeat of adultery, sodomy and lesbianism.
    But that said, it would be good if the vote were a rebuke of Pope Francis’ Marxist Peronist machinations.

  3. Can we ever imagine the Apostles voting on whether or not Jesus should be listened to, just after he teaches a truth to them?

  4. Even if they lose, they’ll be back to have another go.
    The devil and his minions – Kasper et al – do not give up at all. They’ll surreptitiously introduce their heresy into their own dioceses and let it spread like a cancer.
    Spawn of Luther.

  5. “surreptitiously introduce their heresy into their own dioceses and let it spread”.
    Is that when and where the Catholic parish priest and people can let their voices be heard?

  6. We will have to wait and see how Pope Francis handles this rebuke. Not too well I would think. But hope springs eternal as we pray for him.

  7. “In the past, the process consisted in presenting propositions, upon which the fathers of the Synod would vote, thus allowing their state of mind to be made clear, which was a precious aid. The absence of propositions along with that of discussions and corresponding votes seems to discourage open debate and confine the discussion to small groups…” –Letter of the 13 Cardinals to Pope Francis, Card. Gerhard Muller et al, Oct. 5th 2015.

    Any of us who work with Jesuit universities and New Church dioceses have encountered the Delphi Method—a system perfected in the 1980’s by US Jesuits, borrowed and re-invented from/by Alinsky and his social operatives, in which opposing ideas and their adherents are marginalized and eventually eliminated. The Sin-Nod has perfected and applied the method here. (Note as well that one of the members of the 10-member supervising committee is Jesuit General of the order, Adolfo Nicolas. )

    [In very few words, the Delphi Method is a highly-contrived system of conducting a meeting with the ostensible appearance of openness and the invitation of countering views, which are solicited in highly-controlled small groups; but the leader and his committee actually control the true discussion and final decision-making.

    Reporters from each small group will tell the opposition people, “Your views will be included in the final report.” Those views will be noted, opponents identified, and their view ultimately excised and eliminated; and because most people cant take on a full group of people, and would look like a kook if they did—the Delphi Method successfully eliminates opposition thought by steam-rolling the pre-planned outcome.]

    When faced with the Delphi method, Muller did exactly the only thing left to him and the 13 cardinals (since the 10 members of the [appropriately-named] steering committee were nearly all progressives, and only 3 are somewhat traditional-oriented): That is, write a clear opposition statement. You are being steam-rolled, but you don’t have to be mum about it.

    The Catholic Faith is being steam-rolled: some episcopal conferences will follow traditional marriage guidelines; others will further diverge.

    Accept the fact that you are out-controlled, and the sheeple will go along with the autocrats. But Our Lord warned us well:
    “But the gate is narrow and the way is difficult that leads to life, and there are few who take it.” Matt. 7:14
    Man-up (and BTW often it seems women today are better about ‘manning-up’, at least the traditional Cat women, anyway) and face the inevitable.

  8. By the way, no one please take my “man-up” observation personally: I remind myself of my obligation—as my WWII vet dad used to say to me—as excellent advice always, but especially in this time of crisis.

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