Synod Walkout: As We Enter The Decisive Week, Please Keep Signing The Petition!
The Walkout Petition has gathered north of 2,500 signatures.
Few, you will say.
Might be. What do you make, then, of the fact that Cardinal Pell himself has commented on the fact, and explained the reasons (weak, if you ask me; but this is not the point) why he will not walk out?
We live in horrible but, in other aspects, fascinating times. The petition has been obviously detected by more than one Synod father. It might well have been discussed. Bishops and Cardinals are clearly aware of it.
If two thousand signatures cause a Cardinal to take a stan dconcernign it, what would 20,000 signatures have done?
Mind, the Church is not a democracy, and does not decide according to “numbers”. You may say that it has abundantly reached its scope by putting the bishops in front of a concrete issue. But certainly, 20,000 signatures would have gotten more visibility than 2,000. Which tells you something if you consider what visibility the 2,000 (2,600 at the times of writing this) did.
The Church is not about numbers. Intelligent prelates know that a small minority of highly motivated Catholics express the fears of a vastly bigger number of faithful, and rightfully represent orthodox Catholicism in the middle of the present mess. Those two thousand certainly – they correctly reason – represent a vastly bigger number of sane, sensible, orthodox Catholics with a sane, sensible, orthodox fear of the Lord. For one who signs, very many think in the same way even if they either do not know about the petition, or are afraid of asking the bishops to take such a big step.
Imagine if the signatures had been 20,000. It would have made the mainstream media. It would have been impossible to ignore even for “Newsweek”. It would have been a massive kick in the Evil Clown’s nether regions even if no walkout happens.
I ask those who have not signed yet to consider signing. It’s not about being in the majority. It’s not even about being in the middle of an army. It’s about being among those happy few who, when they day, will be able to say that they have not looked the other way as their world imploded.
And as about being ignored, you see it was just not the case.