By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register - An element of the draft final document of the Youth Synod of concern to some Synod Fathers this week has been the unexpected addition of the theme of “synodality” — a word that has come to mean decentralizing and democratizing the Church and the magisterium away from the papacy and the Vatican to local churches... The subject was hardly discussed during this month’s meeting, and yet it dominates the third part of the draft document, surprising many of the Synod Fathers.
By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine - Catholic Church employee Aaron Bianco says he has “endured physical and emotional violence” at the hands of Catholic laymen, watchdog groups, and media outlets. Specifically, he charges Church Militant and LifeSite News with slashing the tires of his car, making death threats, and physically attacking him outside of Mass... Announcing his resignation after what he says has been a year of abuse, Bianco says the final straw was an article published October 16 by the Lepanto Institute that was also posted at LifeSite, a piece that included pictures of Bianco, his boyfriend....
By Mark Alexander, The Patriot Post - The unanticipated election of Donald Trump3 in 2016 resulted in the rapid disintegration of the tenor and tone of discourse between Republicans and Democrats4. Given the latter’s rapid transformation from a once-proud political party5 into an unhinged socialist camp6, the systemic assault on Liberty has never been as organized, well-funded, and targeted as it is today. Nor did it ever have the tacit approval of a major political party.
By Diane Montagna, LifeSiteNews - For the homosexual lobby and the UN, “‘LGBT’ = ‘sexual orientation’,” a source said… The term “sexual orientation” appears three times in the final document draft. In the first instance, the document says young people want openly to discuss “sexual orientation” and homosexuality… It also calls for a deepened anthropology, theology and pastoral care, but never references Pope John Paul II’s extensive analysis on human sexuality, Theology of the Body.