A Church With a Synodal Face

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by Nicholas Wylie  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  September 29, 2022   

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So-called "listening sessions" across the world have yielded many questionable and unorthodox results. 

In tonight's In-Depth Report, Church Militant's Nick Wylie discusses highly controversial artwork produced from a local synod.

Pope Francis: "Beware of the rigidity they propose to you: Be careful. Because behind every rigidity there is something bad, which is not the Spirit of God."

Faithful Catholics are continuing to express concern over what may happen at the 2023 Synod of Bishops.

The latest controversy stems from art posted by the synod's official social media pages over the weekend. 

One of the images is drawing considerable backlash for featuring a woman dressed as a priest and an individual in a so-called pride shirt shouting, "We are the young people of the future, and the future is now!" 

The pictures come from the Philadelphia Catholic Higher Education Synod and were created by locally commissioned artist Becky McIntyre.

Cdl. Jean-Claude Hollerich, archbishop of Luxembourg: "What is important is not a change of doctrine, but what is important is to listen. To have a change, not of doctrine but a change of attitude. That we are a Church where everyone can feel at home."

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg — who is open to women's ordinations and states the Church is wrong on homosexuality — is one of the prelates appointed by Pope Francis to lead the synod. 

Critics have grown increasingly worried as dioceses worldwide continue to put out heterodox documents after so-called "listening sessions."

The U.S. bishops' national synthesis document clearly displays the rampant push for sodomy and feminism, stating, "The hope for a welcoming Church expressed itself clearly with the desire to accompany with authenticity LGBTQ+ persons and their families," and also, "ordination for women emerged not primarily as a solution to the problem of the priest shortage, but as a matter of justice."

Pope Francis: "The Holy Spirit guides us where God wants us to be, not to where our own ideas and personal tastes would lead us."

Jesus promised the gates of Hell would not prevail against the Church, and faithful Catholics are praying the imminent synod won't either.
 
The Synod on Synodality is set to take place in October 2023, with a theme of "communion, participation and mission."

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