Fear Not: The Synods are Proceeding Exactly as Intended

Here’s a post from the ever insightful Fr. Daniel P. Horan, OFM.

Dating God

_78201530_024252974-1To gain a better appreciation for what has transpired and what is currently unfolding with regard to the 2014 Synod on the Family, it is worth considering the very interesting and detailed take of Vatican insider Sandro Magister in the piece hosted on the Italian newspaper website La Repubblica : “The True Story of This Synod: Director, Performers, Assistants.”

“…Because no matter what may be the outcome of this synod, intentionally devoid of any conclusion, the effect desired by its directors has to a large extent been reached.

On homosexuality as on divorce and remarriage, in fact, the new talk of reform inserted into the global media circuit is worth much more than the favor actually gained among the synod fathers by the proposals of Kasper or Spadaro.

The match could go on for a long time. But Pope Francis is patient. In “Evangelii Gaudium” he has written that “time…

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  1. Jason,


    I appreciate you sending this post from a “Vatican insider” about the current synod on the family. “Fear Not: The Synods are Proceeding Exactly as Intended” my be hopeful for some, but for divorced and re-married Catholics, gays and lesbians, perception may be reality. Most people do not read La Repubblica or Acting Franciscan. But they do or may read local and national newspapers, watch tv, and the “news” from those media outlets reported rejection of a welcoming statement on gays and lesbians and no change on the church’s position regarding Communion reception for divorced and remarried Catholics, or should I say, “former Catholics” who have had enough of a church that rejects them. I am afraid that the lack of action by the synod will drive even more Catholics from practicing their religion.


    Peace and all good,


    Roger Yockey,OFS

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