In this second part, I'll now deal with the final relatio that was released today - except for the English version. Many secular sites are kvetching and moaning that the paragraphs regarding homosexuals, found in the interim report, did not make the vote to be included in the final report.
So they were rejected. However, Rorate Caeli has reason to believe that those three paragraphs will be included in the English version (that's supposed to be released next week). Correction - in all languages. I'm not certain of their information source so we'll have to see. I'd be interested to hear from those of other languages.
Even if the relatio is clear of the foul language, the damage has been done and deliberately so. The bug has been put in the ears of the Catholics in the pews that perhaps there is "virtue to sodomy" and that de facto adulterers can receive Holy Communion without committing sacrilege.
Ladies and gentlemen, with that in mind, may I introduce to Rule #8 of Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals? It's summed up nicely here. In essence, it suggests that the change agent (dissidents in the Church who put in those horrible paragraphs) should "keep the pressure on; never let up". We can be very certain that we have not heard the last of these heresies. I think the removal of those paragraphs was damage-control. No doubt they were surprised by internet scrutiny and the spinal fortitude shown by Cardinals Burke, Pell and Muller. I suspect this was just a temporary retreat so they can regroup and try again later.
I'll have more to say on this later, but it is getting late here. For now, I'll close with the latest Vortex report on all this.