Folks, I think we have to admit to some sad conclusions here.
Apart from the reprobates who drafted the document or those in the professional class who are amazingly defending it because they have some kind of creepy blind allegiance to the Pope even if he were to say that rainbow unicorns are permitted in the sanctuary, we also need to take a look at the practical consequences of this pathetic and tragic result.
First of all, the whole scam of allowing the Synod’s events to be filtered by Fr. Tom Rosica is a serious problem. Fr. Rosica, you will all remember, is a great fan of the super-dissenter and excommunicated priest, Gregory Baum, and the Spirit of Vatican II, and yet this is the man Rome has decided should report to the English-speaking world on what’s going on inside the Synod? Is this some kind of joke? No, it’s no joke. It’s a liberal coup in the Catholic Church, as the progressives controlled the message on the inside and to the outside.
Secondly, the censorship that went on during the Synod was deliberate and we know why. It was deliberate because the document that was eventually released would never have seen the light of day had the Faithful been allowed to watch and react as it was unfolding. Evil can only advance under the cover of darkness and this Synod is just another testament to that. We see now that the blowback is getting to hurricane proportions and this demonic document would never have been proposed had everything been open and transparent. But the progressives knew that. They were first to market about what the Synod was going to say about the unrepentant adulterers. Who cares what the final document is going to say? The proverbial horse has left the barn, and it will be a year before it can be corralled.
Thirdly, the Pope appointed progressives above the democratically elected faithful bishops who were supposed to be responsible for influencing the text. The Pope approved the document before it was released..at least tacitly if not actively. It has caused lots and lots of damage. It does no good to talk about this just being a “working document” or not yet binding, etc. If it was just a working document, then why was it made public? What leader releases a document on such an explosive subject as sexuality and then says, “Oops, it’s just a working document. Its major points can be revoked later.” Who does that? I don’t recall the previous pontificates ever doing that. And we know why to. Because it causes incredible harm and scandal, as this whole sham document has done. The buck stops with the Pope. How is it going to look on the Pope when the final document reverses much of what the sham document said? That’s a PR victory, is it? Are the liberals going to love him then? Or, alternatively, maybe it won’t be reversed after all, and the joke will be on us. Who knows?!
When Benedict resigned, the liberals called him a lame duck Pope for the remainder of his days in office. I never accepted that title obviously because his consistent writings and faithful witness were always in harmony with the Church’s teachings.
However, Pope Francis, whether we want to admit it or not, risks being considered a lame duck Pope after this Synod. Just how many of these credibility torpedoes can his barque take? He may very well be seen, tragically, as a loose cannon that can’t be trusted to either keep things under wraps until the Church can offer a coherent and faithful message which respects its moral patrimony or to preserve the Apostolic witness of the Catholic faith on issues that can damn or save a soul.
This is not pleasant. It’s heartbreaking and scandalous, but burying our heads in the sand and pretending this is much ado about nothing is a worse betrayal than the document itself.
No, the time is quickly approaching where Pope Francis needs to be confronted – head on and not by proxy – by the Cardinals and bishops and set straight…otherwise we might lose the very Gospel itself.
No duck, lame or otherwise, is worth that.