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“Get Out of the Water!”

Laurence asks out loud, perhaps for the first time, though I bet not the last: Given that you all are clearly being used to further an anti-Christian agenda, perhaps it’s time to “consider shaking the dust off their feet and leaving the Synod Hall.”

They’re not going to let you vote?

Vote with your feet.

Send a message that this bad pope and his cronies aren’t the whole Church, and that you will not be manipulated to oppose the Faith of Christ.

Faithful Bishops, shepherds of Christ’s flock: LEAVE THE SYNOD!




There’s a Great White circling at the Synod and it isn’t interested at all in dialogue, but rather in devouring Catholic Teaching via the ruse of “pastoral practice” and, into the bargain, devouring souls.

Cardinals and Bishops present in Rome do not need “lay advisers.” But by now, especially those who signed or supported the Letter to His Holiness Pope Francis (the one asking very politely that the organisers of the Synod on the Family ensure a thorough and free debate to strengthen marriage and the family,) must surely be wondering why they are present at this clearly manipulated event. The manipulation of the Synod is now beyond parody, not that the mainstream press seem at all interested in that.

I address now the Synod Fathers:

Each of you is a Shepherd and we are your flock and we know of it all too well. Lay people cannot simply sit back and watch this travesty and so while I can only say this is my own opinion, there will be some who most assuredly agree:  you are being used. You are the icing on the cake of the revolution.

Cardinals and Bishops: By now you must know that your presence at the Synod on the Family – which has retained, all thanks to the Pope himself, those controversial elements which were voted out of prospective further debate by you and your brothers – has been clearly shown to be nothing but cosmetic.

You are there not because your voice or opinion is welcome – unless of course, you are prepared to renounce that which you are called to uphold – but rather in order to lend legitimacy to the overthrow of Christ’s own teaching by the backdoor.

As far as I see, there is only one way to ensure that the abuse of power at the heart of this Synod “debate,” the thorough rejection of even the most courteous appeals for fundamental aspects of justice. Justice – yes even natural justice – should be second nature to the followers of Christ and yet it seems to be a concept that escapes the organisers of a Synod who are seemingly doing everything within their power to overthrow the pillars of Truth upon which the Church is built.

In light of the fact – the cold, hard fact that is now thoroughly established – that the manipulators of this Synod do not care what you think or what you say, in light of the fact that there is an anti-Christian, pre-determined goal approaching the finale of this Synod to which you are asked to be mere witnesses and in light of the fact that Cardinals and Bishops do not merely represent themselves at the Synod, but their own dioceses and flocks, is it not now time that Cardinals and Bishops who oppose any alteration in the disciplines of the Bride of Christ with regard to who may receive Holy Communion – the very Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ – consider shaking the dust off their feet and leaving the Synod Hall.

One begins to wonder at what point it does not become less a temptation to leave the Synod Hall and thus make it clear that you will not lend your credibility and authority as a Successor of the Apostles to this unmitigated farce, but more a moral option of a last resort that will make your message clear both to the Church and to the World.

It’s only an idea, and I’m only a layman, but at what point does resistance to this nefarious agenda, being imposed from above, become opposition that resists the bullying and manipulation that goes along with that agenda?

What options are left to demonstrate that you are faithful to Christ and to the Faithful flock?


19 thoughts on ““Get Out of the Water!””

  1. Larry Bond says:

    Hallo Laurence

    I have a growing interest in your faith and lifelong contact with, and some openness to religion in various forms (I’m in my mid-fifties). From the average person’s perspective, two things stand out very clearly. The members of minority (at the moment) sects are very sincere and evangelical, Catholics aren’t generally passionate and rarely even mention their faith.

    I couldn’t comment on the divisions that Catholics say have appeared in the Church, but know there are many devote believers within her and feel that if they were to enthusiastically share their faith, a wave of new converts and former “lapsed” Catholics would stream in.

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  4. Lynda says:

    Call the pope to retract all his heresies.

  5. bosco49 says:

    “And wherever they will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that city or that house; I promise you, it shall go less hard with the land of Sodom and Gomorrah at the day of judgement, than with that city.” – Matthew 10:14-15

    “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.” Matthew 7:6

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  10. Henry Craft says:

    Well, yes. Of course.

    But the Church suffers from a surfeit of niceness, human respect, and the famed Romanitas. Our pastors should read and think about the Old Testament greats, such as Elijah.

  11. Sur Veilled says:

    SSPX did not leave the church, but much of the hierarchy did leave the church of all time while retaining their positions. And most of those who did retain their positions did not fight, but followed the modernists into the progressive apostasy that brings us to where we are today. And, I think they are just gettin’ warmed up. So, go ahead, be a real man, and stay for the rest of the show.

  12. BVSG says:

    Ah, never mind us, faithful readers of this brilliant collective blog…Have you send this exhortation all the orthodox bishops?

    You really must you know, if you haven’t. These men may be like the proverbial frog in the pot and believe it or not, may actually not realise that the water is getting hotter by the minute.

    That if they don’t ACT NOW, it will be too late and we will all have been cooked!

  13. Michael says:

    Walk out?….then what?

  14. FranklinWasRight says:

    Walking out of a synod that has no teaching authority is not “walking out of the church.” It is a tactic used to win a battle. If they were to walk out, it would damage the credibility of the synod and Francis would be caught doing damage control instead of creating more damage.

  15. FranklinWasRight says:

    The report I read on Rorate said that the men who denied signing the letter had been misreported as signing it, and the correct names were reported.

  16. Chloe says:

    What threats, I wonder, are being used against the men who originally signed that letter? The prelates who have now denied signing it must have felt strongly enough In the first place, Yet now they back down. This is utterly sinister. Did we not read on Rorate a while ago the some of the FFI would not tell their story until they felt they were ‘safe’? It seems to me that we don’t have a mere take over of progressives but something much more scary.

  17. Guest says:

    This is a horrible, cowardly idea, and it is precisely what SSPX did! They walked straight out of the Church.

    Real men stay and battle to the end.

  18. John Patrick says:

    This is exactly right. Unfortunately, they won’t actually know if they have been conned until it’s all over, because nothing will be written until they’ve all gone home as planned. Then there can only be a few scattered howls of protest from the peripheries – meaningless. If they walk out the Holy Father will claim his Final Relatio would have been orthodox. It’s a catch 22. I’m afraid they are trapped. It is all left to God.

  19. Karen Hall says:

    I think it’s a great idea. But a lack of cojones must be a prerequisite for a red hat. So I’m not holding my breath.

  20. Barbara says:

    Each one will stay. They will think, right up till the last second, that there is something they can say to make it ‘not so bad.’
    And here’s another cherry for that cake: they won’t want to create scandal!!

  21. Romulus says:

    The Calvinball synod.

  22. bosco49 says:

    Marvellous idea, Bones, since it appears God, like Elvis, has left the building.

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