With the Synod Synthesis now released, a group of diocesan leaders are now taking the 15-page document on the road to present it and reflect on it with the six vicariates of the Diocese.
Beginning with the San Bernardino Vicariate on Oct. 14, the Diocesan Synod Core Team summarized the key themes of the Synthesis – the Centrality of the Eucharist, and the three pillars of Synodal Community, Back-to-Basics and Rules and Policies. They then invited the parish leadership and staff members present to pray, reflect and share with one another around key questions.
“The solution is at home – with the family,” said Father Jose Reyes-Cedillo, C.O.R.C., parochial vicar at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in San Bernardino. “We have to evangelize the family.”
Discussion turned to the third pillar of the Synthesis document, “Rules and Policies.” Some participants in the Synod listening sessions last year expressed that church ministers were inflexible and insensitive in their application of rules and policies when presented with the lived realities of families. Marina Herrera, of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, said it is important that the reasoning beyond policies and rules are explained in a meaningful and pastoral way. She cited a recent example at her parish, which has begun to require that parents attend catechism classes with their children.
“I tell [parents], ‘It’s in the best interest of the spiritual life of your children,’ and they say ‘OK,’” Herrera said. “We have a lot of parents coming now.”
“There’s going to be a struggle between traditionalist thinking and more open-door thinking,” There’s going to be a struggle said Deacon Glass, who is assigned to Our Lady of the Assumption parish.
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“There’s going to be a struggle between traditionalist thinking and more open-door thinking,” said Deacon Glass, who is assigned to Our Lady of the Assumption parish.
Not too hard to see which way the bias falls there…they did get evangelizing the parents part right, but if they think meaningful interior renovation by the Holy Spirit is going to occur through more “open door thinking”, I don’t think they’ve been conscious for the past 50 years.
Agree !!! 50 years of watered down Catholicism. One must study the Faith to see that church leaders have even desorted the changes from the 2nd Vatican Council, in itself has proven to be a disaster.
Right before the quote by Deacon Glass, there is this in the original article: “Deacon Nelson Glass said it is important in this new “unfolding” phase of the Synod that discussions focus on how to put the ideas of the synthesis into practice. He said the competing ideologies that emerged in the listening sessions will continue to be a challenge to unity.”
Competing ideologies? Synthesis? It would have been nice had Deacon Glass offered us specific examples of traditionalist thinking and of open-door thinking, how they compete, and just what are the “ideas of the synthesis,” since he speaks as if the synthesis has been accomplished, and all that remains is to decide the practical application of the synthesis.
Click the link. Then click the ink to the synthesis.
Maybe the subheadline quote from Deacon Glass could be paraphrased, “There’s going to be a struggle between Christian thinking and non-Christian thinking.”
While some might define a type of traditionalISM that is a problem, we cannot deviate from Sacred Tradition or we’re no longer faithful to Christ.
And, what does “open-door thinking” mean anyway? We’ve already had too many people exit the Church, let’s not provide more paths for their departures. If one can believe anything, one can believe nothing. Then, why bother being part of the Church, since all go to heaven regardless of their behaviors. An open mind, on the other hand, is useful. Like an open mouth, it is meant to be closed on something solid or, in this case, Someone solid, Christ the Rock. May we all open our minds and hearts to Him.
And make a resolution that you will not use scapegoating to avoid your responsibilities.
They did not understand the assignment.
A long time ago, there was never a struggle between “traditionalist” and “open door” thinking. That’s ridiculous. The real struggle is with yourself. Here is the teaching of Christ and of His Church. Do you accept it? Do you or don’t you?
One of the most interesting in this synthesis is that they found that young people are leaving the Church, not because of disagreement with doctrine, but because Christian virtues are not practiced within the home.
Eve had some open door thinking, which I followed. Maybe we should follow the New Eve, who hid the Word of God in her heart, even before welcoming Him into her body. Like good Jews and Christians know, our faith is received by Revelation and Tradition. We don’t take polls or make it up as we go. The world, the flesh and the devil are still enemies of humanity.
Open door thinking is not openness to sin
Today, I read that next month, the Vatican will host a group of Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox theologians to discuss the topic of the primacy of St. Peter, inside St. Peter’s Basilica. This is part of a lecture series (Oct. 2022-March 2023) on the Apostle St. Peter in history, art and culture, hosted by the Pontifical Council on Culture. The Petrine primacy dialog will take place on Nov. 22nd. Wonder what Orthodox and Protestant believers might think about this discussion? Will it have any effect on the Synod on Synodality, eventually? That’s a pretty provocative topic.
St.. John Paul II Novo Millennio Ineunte section 49
Sexual sins can’t be ok just because people want it, that’s what these stupid synods are trying to accomplish.
It is not about sex at all. It was supposed to be about spreading the Gospel.
Wrong, it’s about twisting the Gospel into an acceptance of LGBT practices and communion for the divorced and civilly remarried people, who are living in mortal sin and are out of communion with the Church. Sexual sins some want the Church to approve of, and no synod will make them ok.
I know that there are people on the Internet saying things like that (including you) but no that is not what it is.
It is not about people’s opinions on Church teaching. A lot of the surveys asked questions about belief in the Eucharist.
Did some organizations that favor change encourage their members to participate and give their opinions, yes.
But that is not what it is about.
The Church’s Mission is to spread the Gospel so that the Saving Grace of the Lord’s Crucifixion, his Death and Resurrection can be known by all.
These attempts to exploit and mischaracterize the synod and the lack of understanding remind me of the Smoke of Satan homily where the Pope was remarking how doubt and confusion came through from places that should have shed light.
Cardinal Hollerich, the Relator General of the Synod, many German Bishops, and other top Catholic prelates have stated they believe in sins of gay pervert sex acts and gay “marriage.” Plus, the Vatican has invited previously censored gay activist Sr. Jeannie Grammick and others, to participate in the Synod– horribly sinful! One of the most horrific gay pervert sexual sins is the Sado-Masochist/ Dominance-Submissive sex perversion acts. They even show these filthy, horrible, violent sex pervertcacts on TV, during local TV broadcasts of the annual, horrifically filthy Gay Pride Parade! Then, the TV stations show video clips of these horrific evils on their newscasts, that night! No morals, and no intelligence anywhere, in today’s filthy, sinful media! Anything for money! I think all LGBT sex perversions, gay “marriage,” and gay adoptions should be against the law in all countries, worldwide.
On the TV broadcasts during the Gay Pride parade, a newscaster talks to two men dressed up in Halloween-like bizarre “leather” outfits. One is the “Master,” (Dominant) and the other is the “Slave” (Submissive). The “Master” has a big, long whip, and he starts to whip the “Slave,” to get them both “sexually excited.” The camera shows the “Slave’s” skin getting red, as the Master whips him. The newscaster asks if it hurts. They both say “no,” and that it is sexually exciting. The whipping continues, and the “Master” says it is supposed to start out lightly, as a “teaser,” and build a momentum. To them, that is “sexy.” Of course, the final seduction is not shown on TV. That filthy, evil act is at the end. Some Catholic churches here in SF advertise youth groups that do these bizarre, filthy sex perversions, stating that they believe it to be “spiritual.” Some Jesuit priests are said to be “Masters” who keep “Slaves.” I think these sex pervert practices are sickening, violent, and Satanic! Very dangerous– especially for young people! Such vile Satanic filth should be outlawed! These people belong in a mental institution!
Why are watching that stuff?
I never “watch this stuff,” that is ridiculous. These horrific news items were on the evening news during the time of the yearly San Fran. Satanic Pride celebrations– and these news items were shown while I was making dinner. I made a decision about ten years ago, not to watch the evening news anymore, because it was too objectionable, you never know what they are going to show– there were even objectionable commercials. And of course, most post-1960s newscasters no longer have morals nor maturity and a good Code of Ethics to proudly uphold and abide by. Money, sensationalism, and immoral garbage is what they believe in and promote to American households– “yellow journalism.” Dishonest. I decided to just read the news instead– that’s bad enough. Corrupt post-1960s era, like the Fall of the Roman Empire. Filthy “Caligula.” You should stay far away from all this evil– especially if you are Catholic. Pray the Rosary.
So you are bringing back something from 10 years ago, and making it seems it’s today? Don’t you see how unfair this is? There are many good things happening in the local Church these days: why not highlight those instead of bringing up stuff from the distant past?
Have you any Christian morals, jon? Turn off your TV and keep the Devil and his minions off your doorstep.
My comment of Oct. 22 at 3:45pm was a “Reply to Why Watching. The word “Reply” was left out, by mistake.
I’m so glad that I no longer live within the geographical boundaries of the Diocese of San Bernardino. Their CMFP and PMFP programs were the worst.
Why are their programs the worst? It is unfair to make general accusations without giving specific examples. Perhaps three or four examples would enlighten us all.