The preparatory documents for the two-year synod emphasize the themes of ‘listening’ and promote a ‘decisive’ concept of self-understanding for the Church, which will be based on the views of Catholics, including Catholics who no longer practice the faith, and non-Catholics alike.
For millions of Americans the definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ is about to change, casting them back into the outer edges of society with the ‘unclean’ and the untouchables. Trump the populist is losing his base over this one issue that increasingly defines the times.
Bishop Tomé Ferreira da Silva of the Diocese of São José do Rio Preto has a history of allegations of misconduct relating to instances of clerical sex abuse, and has himself been accused of conducting a sexual relationship with a young man.
For a religion predicated on tradition, the suppression of tradition makes no sense unless the goal is to change that religion fundamentally. In urging the bishops to marginalize the traditional Latin Mass, the Pope reveals the depth of his contempt for Catholic tradition and his desire to cement in place a modernist redefinition of Catholicism.
Pope Francis' restrictions on the traditional Mass, done in the name of 'unity,' appear to fly in the face of Vatican II, which taught that 'the variety within the Church in no way harms its unity; rather it manifests it.'
On the path to achieving this desired unity, Latin Masses are no longer allowed to be celebrated in parochial churches, thus segregating, if not banishing, some groups of the faithful – a truly contradictory way to bring about unity in the Church. It’s a strategy to get people ready for the total banning of the traditional Mass.