The Pitfalls Of Talking To Heretics

Massively distributed among bishops as I speak.

Massively distributed among bishops as I write.


As I write this, the final document is circulating and the Synod Father are digesting it.

It says here that father Lombardi has stated that the Synod father are satisfied with the text. Which probably means they aren’t.

What I find notable in the article is the “inclusive” cut that will probably be given to the text.

Let us imagine a paragraph states: “A minority of Fathers is of the opinion that we should give communion to adulterers, but the majority rejected the proposal”. Rinse and repeat concerning homos, decentralisation of the Church, or whatever you like.  Do you vote the paragraph down? These are the crude facts, not a matter of opinions.

Of course, such a document would be stating that heretical discussions are taking place within the Church; discussion in which heresy is not called by name, and is treated like a legitimate “minority opinion”. But again, this is the simple truth. This is what happens when you debate with heretics and accept them as interlocutors.

It would have been better to walk out of the Synod when it was clear that it was being used to even propose a heretical platform – no matter how clearly in the minority – than to have the media the world over repeat that the Church is discussing whether to change doctrine.

Prepare yourself for a long V II waffle full of double-edged swords – say: “the Synod Fathers are persuaded of the necessity for the priest to do all he can to allow adulterers to become able to receive communion”, which can be read in both a perfectly orthodox and a perfectly heretical sense – and pray that it does not get worse than that. 

If Sunday Evening arrives and there is no atomic mushroom in the Catholic skies, I for myself will go to sleep more relaxed, and dream of Pope Pius XIII in better serenity that I had in the last months.

But I still think it was a big mistake not to walk out of a Synod of Heresy. 





Posted on October 24, 2015, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Most likely outcome …vague, open ended…building up to something definitive at the end of the Year of Mercy…

    And a year is a long time…..

    • I thought the beginning of the Year of False Mercy would have been rather the start of any big Papal Mercy Offensive.
      But if you look at the last post, it might be before that day.

  2. As one who signed the petition I also feel the moment was lost for a grand rebuttal of all Kasperite proposals and a return to sanity and the Truth. I imagine the 13 Cardinals are now sorry they didn’t make that statement but maybe they can rescue the situation by insisting on PF’s resignation and the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the incoming Pope. Our Blessed Mother did say when all seemed lost that would be her hour. She also said the consecration of Russia would take place, but very late. We seem to be approaching the fulfilment of these prophesies.

  3. …or interlopers, which is what they really are.

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