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By Michael Voris, Church Militant, October 23, 2019
It’s becoming more apparent that these various synods held in Rome aren’t really synods at all, not in the authentic sense of what a synod is supposed to be, anyway. In the real world of synods, some pressing issue in need of deliberation and thinking and discussing and praying over is brought before a somewhat large number of bishops and, after some time, they provide the Holy Father with some consultation on how to address or approach whatever the given issue is. This current synod, along with past ones, only has the appearance of that, when, in fact, most of what is going to be determined has already been predetermined.
Begin with the topic right now playing out in Rome: a shortage of priests in the Amazon. Seriously? This topic gets a month — a whole month — while the issue shaking the Church to its core — sexual abuse, most of it homosexual — gets three days last February. And it wasn’t even a synod. Heck, after the wine and dinners and limoncello, you’d be lucky if more than a few hours were actually dedicated to the topic. But here we have the case of something that nicely fits the Left’s agenda, dressed up in spiritual-sounding vocabulary, and we’re off to the races.
But a funny thing happened on the way to the Forum: a string of PR disasters for synod organizers, not the least of which was the Catholic Commandos’ pitching of Pachamama, causing a hypocritical response from the Vatican about “theft” — right in the middle of a half billion-dollar theft by corrupt cardinals. ….