This one, scheduled for this coming October, will be called "Synod of Bishops on Youth, focusing on: youth, women, moral issues, and leadership. I agree with One Peter Five that this one, like the infamous one of 2-3 years ago, that this one will be used as a front to forward a progressive agenda. Read his commentary. Some of those young people criticize the Church as being "severe" and "associated with excessive moralism". C'mon! Teenagers have been grousing at their parents for the same reasons for countless generations! They are simply bucking the policies that keep their lives from being ruined because they are too driven by emotions and hormones. As the wise parents stand their ground, so too must the Church and not think of such youthful rebellion as real guidance. Robert Royal of Catholic Thing said that he would have found such toadying "pathetic" had he been approached by adults like that when he was a teen.
Such "severe" aspects include the Church's teachings on homosexuality, abortion, shacking up, etc. The kids have gotten their hopes up that the Church will change her teachings on these matters. That is impossible of course, for the Church's teachings on morals are those of Jesus Christ. They won't change for God Himself doesn't change. But the fact that these heretical hopes are being entertained may well be a convenient smoke screen for those progressives within the Church who do want to insinuate such changes under the guise of "being pastoral" and "accompanying", etc.
As the synod on the family was a disguise for the promulgation of Amoralis Lamentia, I dread the thing that will be published after this youth synod. It is probably already written and simply is waiting for this October dog-and-pony show to happen.
Sunday Meditation: Jesus, the Man of Sorrows
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