News broke today of a letter crafted and signed by thirteen Cardinals expressing concern at the heavy-handed tactics being displayed by the SinNod honchos (Baldiserri and Rosica, for example). Sandro Magister received it and released it. Rorate Caeli has the full text; please read it. Notice this line: "A number of fathers feel the new process seems designed to facilitate predetermined results on important disputed questions". Two days ago I pointed out that there is an obvious push to achieve a specific agenda. While some readers might dismiss my statement is "conspiracy theory" nonsense, what might they think now, with prelates voicing the same concerns?
Voice of the Family reports that some of the signers of the letter denied signing the letter and/or the accuracy of the letter as published. But others are stating that the concerns voiced in the letter are valid. At any rate, Cardinal Pell hand-delivered it to the Pope and it was promptly ignored. However, the statement stands in the open and serves as witness that there is strife at the SinNod. Given the position of Kasper and his ilk, we should hope that there is indeed strife and that their agenda won't be adopted without valiant opposition.
Speaking of opposition, it does seem that Baldiserri et al are looking to quash it as they would an insect. LifeSiteNews informs us that the press credentials of Father Nicholas Gregoris were revoked (after him having served 15 years as a correspondent) because after he dared to challenge a bishop who said that the question of Holy Communion for adulterers was still open.
In general, there's lots happening at the SinNod, much of it nefarious. One Peter Five has a handy synopsis that you might find helpful. He calls it "highlights"; it could just as well be called "lowlights". Also, we know who the moderators and reporters are for the circuli minori (small groups) of the SinNod. In one of them this morning, the question was raised about masonic influence in the SinNod. I think that question to be quite astute.
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