Immediately after the Second Vatican Council, in 1965, a group of council attendees met at the Catacombs of Domitilla and signed something called the "Pact of the Catacombs". I never knew this, but then again I was only a child when Vatican II happened. Earlier today, some of the sin-nod fathers decided to repeat history, with some more embellishment. They returned to those catacombs to sign something called "Pact of the Catacombs for the Common Home". Actually the name is so long as to be ostentatious so I'll just use that shorter version.
George Neumayr wrote an article about both pacts. He pointed out that the 1965 thing was not much more than a screed for socialism and so-called "social justice". This new pact is more of the same, but it throws environmentalism and paganism into the mix. In the Vatican News article, we read a quote from Cardinal Hummes, the chief relator of this Sham-azon Sin-nod, that the sin-nod was a fruit of the Vatican II Council. He may be wrong on so many other matters, but on this matter he is dead-on correct.
I'll now present Michael Matt's commentary on the matter. As an added treat, we also learn that according to Archbishop Orlando Brandes of San Paulo, we who call out the obvious horror of this synod are "possessed by the dragon of traditionalism". Whatever.
Now if you want a preview of what the implementation of these pacts will mean for you, take a look at what is likely coming to a parish near you - maybe your own! The million-dollar question for each one of us is, "in addition to prayer and fasting, what are you prepared to do, should this sacrilege be attempted at your parish?"