…Let me give these men something to worry about. These men who are fracking the Church to produce the current “earthquake of mercy” are hungry for recognition and legitimacy. They want to be seen as leaders — which is why they dash out in front of every crowd, wherever it’s headed. But legitimacy is precisely what the bishops and even the pope will sacrifice if the Synod ends up approving the radical proposals that are before it.
If the pope permits divorced couples who now live in extramarital relationships to receive Holy Communion without repenting and promising celibacy, he will be sanctioning one of two things: adultery or polygamy. Marriage is, by Christ’s command, indissoluble. That was taught infallibly by the Council of Trent. If the pope denies that doctrine, if he re-shapes one of the seven sacraments so radically, he will be proving something that the Orthodox have been saying since 1870: That he is not infallible on matters of faith and morals. (Source)
The above commentary is probably one of the best that I have read thusfar. It gets to the heart of the matter of what the Catholic Church claims for herself. I am not into trying to make excuses or explain away infallibility of the Pope or the Church.
Next year and a few months following that when the Pope writes it all up, it will be “high noon” for me personally, and likely for my family and the generations that come after us.
I can scarcely believe that I am saying this, but I mean it. I will not be a sophist or a pretzeled fool trying to put the toothpaste back into the tube.
Either the Pope defends and upholds marriage, or the Pope has one less family to worry about. He can minister to his new gay friends and adulterers, if it comes to that.
I am still very confident that the Holy Spirit will protect the Church, but I am also very confident that I won’t play the fool either.
I very much doubt any bishop really gives a damn about what I think. They couldn’t care less. But if they don’t wise up and realize that a large number of Faithful might well walk because of such insanity, they will be ministering to a shrinking number of Episcopalians and mercy will be a moot point.