JORGE BERGOGLIO and his Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family dropped a heavy load of incendiaries yesterday with the synod’s mid-way report, Relatio post disceptationem, which urges the Catholic world to see positive elements in the sins of divorce, cohabitation, homosexuality, same-sex unions and even polygamy and arranged marriages. The smoke is still rising above the debris. Vatican II’s adulteration of Catholic worship, with rock masses and Holy Communion in the hand, leads inevitably to the adulteration of Catholic doctrine — and now to the ultimate project of trashing the Catholic family. Confirming all the worst fears regarding its revolutionary intentions, the Synod report, written by Cardinal Péter Erdő, affirmed the need to proclaim the “Gospel of the Family” with “profound conviction” and then proceeded to bury it in an avalanche of cultural relativism and psychotherapeutic talk of “fragility” and “dialogue:”
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