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Two interesting observations on the Synod of the Family found around the internet plus the method used at the SINod.
What do we expect of the final document?
– Flowery orthodox statements securing large majority large majorities of bishops.
– Just enough weaselly stuff to give the Pope his opening.
In fiction, a MacGuffin is a plot device in the form of some goal, desired object,
or other motivator that the protagonist pursues, often with little or no narrative explanation.
The specific nature of a MacGuffin is typically unimportant to the overall plot.
[So, did everyone enjoy a nice WUWTS holiday yesterday? I found a walnut tree and brought home about five pounds. Pat Archbold spent most of the day in a tree. Not making it up. And while he was up there waiting for some hapless and doubtless adorably cute woodland creature to come into his sights, he texted this to us. It is what I’ve more or less been telling everyone who imagines that “the good guys won the Synod! Yaaay!” It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter. HJMW]
Everybody is talking about the final document of the Synod. We didn’t even know if we would have one, but now we know there will be a vote [happening as I edit Pat’s piece…stay tuned HJMW]. This is a chance for – the Africans!… the Poles! …the Latvians!… name the latest group of bishops – to save us!!
Sorry folks. They want you to be focused on the final document. They NEED you to be focused on the final document. But i have news for you, the final doc is the MACGUFFIN. It is simply a plot device meant to move the story forward, but ultimately it is unimportant. It is a distraction meant to cover the sleight of hand.
What do I expect of the final document? Well, it will make flowery orthodox statements securing large majority large majorities of bishops. Of course, with just enough weaselly stuff to give the Pope his opening.
They are not fools, they aren’t going to really fight over the document. Maybe they will put in an offending paragraph or two, intended to be voted out, so that everybody will cheer their favorite orthodox Bishop. Hooray!! We are saved!
And then the Pope will give his closing remarks (or even in a post synodal exhortation months down the line) in which the he will do only what he needs to do (nuanced they’ll say) to open the door to the heretical episcopal conferences. They will do the rest and the Vatican will do nothing to stop them.
All the while we will be barraged with stories about how all this worry was for nothing! and how the Holy Spirit saved us! as we knew He would all along!! They will mock the faithful traditionalists and praise the closing document as the mostest orthodoxest document evah!!
And then, one day a few months from now, we will find institutionalized and approved sacrilege occurring daily in dioceses all over the world and oh, by the way, you better get on board with the new mercy.
Michael Matt's take on the SINod
the method of the SINod
(mute the video as the music, and we don't like to call it music, is terrible)
For more on the Delphi Technique:
I think these two are the MacGuffins. "And then, one day a few months from now, we will find institutionalized and approved sacrilege occurring daily in dioceses all over the world..." So the sacrileges are not occurring daily right now? What a joke! Archbold’s whole blog schtick is the daily sacrileges occurring in “the church”. Of course, to keep his blog going, he must remain in “the church”. But let’s cover it one more time: 99% go to communion every time they attend mass (which only 25% of Catholics do weekly)—and it’s the usher’s fault.ReplyDelete
“The Univision poll found that 54 percent of U.S. Catholics supported same-sex marriage. Fifty-nine percent supported admitting women to the priesthood. Sixty percent thought Catholics who had divorced and remarried outside the church should be eligible to receive communion. Sixty-one percent thought priests should be allowed to marry. Seventy-six percent thought abortion should be permitted at least in some circumstances. Seventy-nine percent supported contraception.”
What ‘generous benefactor’ paid MM’s trip to Rome? For more than a year now all MM has done is defend the SSPX. Also he constantly whined are only faithful Catholics to be excluded from Frankie’s malarkey? How happy he was when SSPX got a Frankie bone. We know who’s paying Voris. Who is paying MM to herd sheep to the Frankie SSPX? “Perhaps …this is the foretold time and we need to flee from the dragon “to be nourished for a time, and times and half a time,” and perhaps the SSPX will provide this nourishment, especially now that their sacraments have been recognized as valid and licit for the Year of Mercy. Moreover, maybe it has come to pass that even after the Year of Mercy “irregular canonical status” is preferable to open heresy.”
Even the prelates know better: Dolly the Whale: "Can I suggest as well that there is now a new minority... in the Church? I am thinking of those who, relying on God’s grace and mercy, strive for virtue and fidelity.” Get that? Hardened sinners are the majority! Of course, Dolly’s Church then is the anti-Christ Church of Satan: “Blessed are they that wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb: that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city. Without are dogs, and sorcerers, and unchaste, and murderers, and servers of idols, and every one that loveth and maketh a lie.” (last page of Holy Bible)
Does LifeSite News (another MacGuffin) call him on it? No! It's job is to make all it's holy holy pro-life contributers stay in Satan'sBABY MURDER CHURCH. “They (‘faithful’ Catholics) are looking to the Church, and to us, for support and encouragement, a warm sense of inclusion,” he stated. “We cannot let them down!”
Wuerl echoed that this is Satan’s church: "We are not a Church for the pure our rule is love"
But again Jesus Christ said: “blessed are the pure of heart for they will see God” Matt 5:8 and obviously the question is love of what? Certainly not God, because again Jesus Christ stated: “If you love me, keep my commandments… He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them; he it is that loveth me. And he that loveth me, shall be loved of my Father: and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him” John 14:15, 21
Yeah, gotta watch out for those MacGuffins!
What???!!! Matt doesn't think this is another 'Papal Masterstroke?' Doesn't one 'Papal Masterstroke' submission to Judeo-Masonry deserve another? http://www.remnantnewspaper.com/Archives/archive-2008-a_papal_masterstroke.htmReplyDelete
"God smiled and said: 'My sons have defeated Me, My sons have defeated Me!' God's sons ‘defeated him' with their arguments. Rabbi Yehoshua was correct in his contention that a view confirmed by majority vote must be accepted, even where God Himself holds the opposite view."
Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Bava Metzia 59b, Steinsaltz Edition [NY: Random House 1990], Vol. III p.237
By now, the Bishop's Conferences are all old hands at Revolutionary praxis and the roll-out. The Insiders will know all the code words in the final document that they can weasel to forward the Agenda.ReplyDelete
The controlled Catholic press will herald the Sin-Nod as a conservative victory, whereas the cuck was in long before the final document.
Thank you for calling it.