The Revolution Is Upon Us, by Darrick Taylor 

March 14, 2023
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Image Credit: Der Synodale Weg twitter account]

Progressives, political or religious, figured out that you don’t need to have the masses on your side if you control who runs the bureaucracies.

By Darrick Taylor, Crisis Magazine, March 14, 2023

Darrick Taylor earned his PhD in History from the University of Kansas. He lives in Central Florida and teaches at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL. He also produces a podcast, Controversies in Church History, dealing with controversial episodes in the history of the Catholic Church.


Darrick Taylor

Doubtless, readers of Crisis are aware that the German “Synodal Way” recently voted to produce a document blessing same-sex couples, among other enormities. That this is heresy according to any real standard of Catholic or Christian faith, no one should doubt. But, as one perceptive observer has noted, the motivating idea behind the architects of the “Synodal Way” is far more radical than any of their individual proposals, as absurd as it may seem.

This can be summed up by something Cardinal Reinhard Marx said years ago when discussing clerical celibacy: “evolution in society and historical demands have made tasks and urgent need for renewal clear to see…further adaptations of church teachings are required.” Lest you think he was merely referring to “pastoral practice” rather than the Faith itself, he clarified that “truth is not final…naturally, we stand in a great tradition—but this is not a complete tradition. It is a path into the future.” Truth is constantly evolving, and so it needs to be shepherded by “experts” in things like sociology, sexuality, and so forth, i.e., by the very bureaucrats who have led the German Church into schism and heresy. …

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