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“The first fruit of this synod will be the idea that we have to be reaching out” – Wuerl

 

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Cardinal Wuerl is back home in DC and is talking to the press:

Q: The final document achieved consensus but did not provide many specifics about how bishops and priests will be able to proceed in “accompanying” people. Do you expect the pope to answer those questions, to put some flesh on those bones in some concrete way?

A: I think the first fruit of this synod will be the idea that we have to be reaching out.

Now, more practically, what will the Holy Father do with this? He may share reflections on some of this material in his audience talks. He may decide to do some form of writing on this, or he may turn it over to some offices in the Roman Curia to say, ‘Bring back something on this.’
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“The frame of reference now is no longer the Code of Canon Law. The frame of reference is now going to be, ‘What does the gospel really say here?’” …

So, the “frame of reference” is no longer Canon Law. And we have seen that it is no longer the traditional formulations of the Faith; it is no longer the Fathers or Doctors of the Church or the teaching of the ecumenical councils, the documents or definitions of previous popes or even, according to some cardinals, the plain words of Our Lord Jesus Christ as recorded in the Gospels.

So, how is this not simply the construction of an entirely new “church” based on modern (mostly sexual) proclivities?

Oh wait.

It is.

Thanks Archbishop Lucas Van Looy: “The Synod is putting an end to the Church that judges people. We are not a church of judgement. We are a welcoming church, listening to the people and speaking in clear terms. Tenderness is the word of this Synod. This is the beginning of a new Church.”

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Apparently, some have already got the message:
‘Coming Out Day’ at Catholic Colleges Risks Betraying the Faith, Harming Students

While many Catholic colleges and universities are using the occurrence of “National
Coming Out Day” to sponsor events promoting lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and
queer (LGBTQ) identities and lifestyles throughout the month of October, such events
could actually be harmful to the students and risk betraying the Catholic faith,
according to information from the Catholic Medical Association and Courage International,
a Catholic apostolate that ministers to persons with same-sex attraction.

“Events like ‘Coming Out Day’ run the risk of equating a person’s identity with his or
her sexual attractions, which, although they form a significant part of a person’s experience,
are only one factor in the whole complex reality of what it means to be a human being,”
said Father Philip Bochanski, associate director of Courage International, in an interview
with The Cardinal Newman Society.

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20 thoughts on ““The first fruit of this synod will be the idea that we have to be reaching out” – Wuerl”

  1. Aloysius Gonzaga says:

    O Lord God please deliver us from more “reaching out” ideology (because these people never really intend to “reach out” anyway. Its’ a smokescreen for making the Church more worldly than it already is).

  2. Guest says:

    At what point do we realize that the Church cannot possibly be the gates of hell? If this man wore a white cassock we would call him Holy Father even though we now call him unholy.

  3. Art Telles says:

    Nice…

    Hillary, I’m not a Roman Catholic Christian and do not intend to become one, but it seems that your church is becoming a “nice” church.

    “The Synod is putting an end to the Church that judges people. We are not a church of judgement. We are a welcoming church, listening to the people and speaking in clear terms. Tenderness is the word of this Synod. This is the beginning of a new Church.”

    I use “nice” according to Ann Barnhardt’s previous definition of “nice” which is pertinent to the homosexualizing of the Roman Catholic body of Christ by the current leadership.

    Art
    ( StopIslamizationofAmerica.blogspot.com )

  4. SAF says:

    Praying distance on my better days, Barbara. (About 15 miles, really.) But I hear you.

  5. Two2trees says:

    Allow ravenous lions in.

  6. standtall909 says:

    I watched it too. Seemed he kept referring to ‘individual consciences’ and I do remember Raymond interjecting ……..’well informed consciences’. LOL……how many really ‘well informed consciences’ do we actually have since Vat ll?

  7. ArthurMcGowan says:

    I was amused when Wuerl said he talks to “young people.”

    Ever check out Wuerl’s Facebook page? A few months ago, it had 35 followers.

  8. Dymphna says:

    I’m in the Arlington diocese too. It makes me very sad to realize that he is going to pick our next bishop when Loverde goes.

  9. Strife says:

    When the Prodigal left his father’s house….. the Father did NOT go after the wayward son to “accompany” him. The son was already “accompanied” by his sins. There was no room or welcome for his Father on the perilous journey.

  10. Dawg_em says:

    Typical liberal double-speak. Tilt-a-Wuerl said “we must be clear” then proceeded to be anything but.
    Props to Arroyo. He usually asks the direct and pertinent questions. I wonder how long he’s going to keep his job.

  11. Dawg_em says:

    I was nauseated by the soft, effete voice and the constant “we have to find out where they are”, “what they see”; it was never about proclaiming the truths in the gospels.

  12. Dodger Dickens says:

    We “reached out” for forty years and filled our seminaries with them. Next idea?

  13. Sure as 123 says:

    “Father Philip Bochanski, associate director of Courage International”

    He must surely be in the crosshairs as we speak. Let’s see if he gets suppressed and responds meekly, like Manelli did.

  14. Sure as 123 says:

    Is Arroyo Voris’ long lost brother? Both worship Francis.

  15. Dan says:

    I caught Raymond Arroyo’s interview of Wuerl on EWTN today. I found it amusing that as much as Arroyo tried, Wuerl could not say that at some point in the “accompaniment” the subject of repentance would have to be broached.

  16. Henry Craft says:

    This pseudo pastor said, “The frame of reference is now going to be, ‘What does the gospel really say here?’” Note the word “really”. It means they will look at what the gospel “really” says, ignoring what the four Gospels actually say.

    We’ve seen Pope Frank misquote and misapply Sacred Scripture. But now the Party Line says that they needn’t even bother looking at the actual words of Scripture.

  17. antigon says:

    Just per accidens, Ed Peters eviscerates His Eminence on all this in a short piece over at Catholic World Report.

  18. bosco49 says:

    Try this frame of reference. Sound right? Reach out and I’ll be there.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnDm3qr1Knk

  19. SAF says:

    Though I misspelled his name in a comment the other day, ain’t it great to read more pearls of wisdom from Cardinal Wuerl? I’m in the diocese of Arlington, VA, just outside Wuerl’s jurisdiction, so I pay attention to his press. It is very enlightening for anyone to do so.

  20. Cannonkat says:

    “The idea of this darling synod is that we’ll first serve fruits.”

    Authentic & Inauthentic Spiritual Renewal: (fantastic!)
    https://youtu.be/uUCiHmD1l9k

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