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Pell: concerns have “substantially been addressed.”


Peace in our time!!!

Cardinal Pell rejects conservative call for a walkout at Synod of Bishops

“Pell… says reassurances have been given by Vatican officials that the final result “will faithfully present the views of the synod.””


“He also said that members of a drafting committee for the final document have vowed to be true to the content of the synod’s discussions, rather than using the text to promote their own views.”

Oh, well, “assurances”. That’s OK then. I feel so much better.


17 thoughts on “Pell: concerns have “substantially been addressed.””

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  3. Dawg_em says:

    But a walkout would seem so…political. Don’t want to be seen as being so reactionary when dealing with the revolutionaries.

  4. BVSG says:

    Hmmmmm……is it so easy to silence a bishop???? Cardinal Pell forgets that unlike himself, these men are NOT gentlemen, but street thugs, and that their word is worth NOTHING!

  5. Barbara says:

    Nod and wink? They are going to be steamrollers over what he things and says, and over what anyone else things and says. The German deal is done.

  6. Barbara says:

    Pell is a diplomat and a consumate Vatican politician. He did not get where he is today by being unshakeably orthodox. Did you hear him in his phoney debate with Dawkins? Pell does not believe there was an original pair – our parents – Adam and Eve (nice story, but come on!). Needless to say Dawkins was all over that like a dog on a meatball – so, says Dawkins – what about so-called Original Sin then?

    Pell tries hard but doesn’t have the creds.

  7. Barbara says:

    Makes the Benedict Option look better and better…”come out of her, my people..”

  8. Olga Zurova says:

    I’m….confused. Pell is surely smarter than this.

  9. reconverted idiot says:

    In fairness to Pell what can he and the others do? They’re dealing with some of the most slippery people imaginable, and any move is likely to be used against the faithful bishops in the long run. I think they should retain the option of walking out, indeed I would probably have done so already, but everyone has to operate according to their own prudential judgement and be answerable for that. May God grant them wisdom and courage in abundance, and may He bring to light all that is now conducted in darkness, that the truth may be manifest for the salvation of souls.

  10. bosco49 says:

    “I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.…” Rev. 18:4-5

  11. Gladstone says:

    To them, that’s indeed all they are. After rejecting Divine Revelation, nothing is left but intellectual propositions (and apparently propositions to young men in gay bars).

  12. antoncheckout says:

    They’ll manage some unity-lite re-affirmation of the Church’s teaching in the final statement. The Pope will add on a bit of confusing jargon, and then start improvising little daily sermons about mercy, and privately giving the Germans the nod and wink to do what they want in their ‘own country’. And so the primrose path gets unofficial planning permission.

  13. Interloquitor says:

    Okay then. . . Never mind.

  14. PompousMaximus says:

    Well since he says so…… so much for this silly website! Oh well pack it in guys. No worries here anymore.

  15. Lynda says:

    That’s the problem – that it would reflect the views of the Synod, rather than the Deposit of Faith and the moral law. Such sinful politicking over sacred truths – as if they were just party policies.

  16. Netmilsmom says:

    Oh boy that’s a relief. Nothing to see here. Move along.

  17. rkat says:

    Such valor.

  18. Chloe says:


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