The Synod couldn’t have gotten off to a weirder start.
Jesus staked his position by stating His unchanging teaching on marriage in today’s Gospel reading:
“Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”
Meanwhile, a priest and university prof working at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced that he’s gay and has a boyfriend. He also published a pro-gay Manifesto demanding that the Church change Jesus’ teaching on homosexuality. He was immediately fired. Read about the sad story here.
How will this impact the Synod debates? I dunno. But the fired priest is naturally getting a lot of coverage and sympathy from the mainstream media. That could provide momentum to the reformers in the Synod who want to change Church teaching.
The battle lines have been drawn. Saddle up.