"And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven,
saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth....
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 8:13]

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Final "Document" of Pre-Synod on Youth Full of Cheap Statements

Final "Document" of Pre-Synod on Youth Full of Cheap Statements
Honestly, do Catholics expect anything less than more novelty?

On March 24, the Roman pre-synod on the youth published a final document which reads like a political, not like a religious text.
It criticizes that “the sacred" appears to be separated from "daily life" as if there were no separation between the sacred and the profane.
The authors claim that the Church which is usually caving in to any challenge against its moral authority, is “too severe” or “often associated with excessive moralism”.

They ask the Church to overcome a "logic of ‘it has always been done this way’” although such a "logic" is never invoked.
The document mentions the role of women in the Church several times as if the true problem of the Church were not the absence of men.

It claims that settled matters like teaching on homosexuality, contraception, cohabitation and abortion are “controversial”.
The document calls on the Church to speak in practical terms about “controversial subjects” such as homosexuality and gender issues, about which young people are allegedly already discussing “without taboo”.
However, on March 21, the German delegate Alina Oehler admitted on katholisch.de (March 21) that she came up with "homosexuality" and was surprised that her proposal did not elicit any reaction among the other delegates.
This proves that homosexuality is not a hot topic among "the youth" but rather among the Vatican bureaucrats.