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Soul Science #10—Synod 2024 Update

On my newest episode of Soul Science, I update all of you on the most recent developments happening in Synod 2024. As I have reported previously, the Synod’s primary goal is to implement doctrinal and pastoral change on homosexuality. This, of course, is a heresy. And the “Dubia” Cardinals have condemned the synod for promoting these errors.

Here’s a key highlight from today’s show: American Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky, is calling for the recognition of transgender rights in Catholic and “pastoral” settings. The article that reported Stowe’s statements specifically mentioned Catholic schools as a target for the implementation of transgender rights.

Letter From Dubia Cardinals—Plus PDF to Circulate

Here is a link to the letter from the Dubia Cardinals. The link is a PDF which you can download and print. Give this letter to your pastor, your bishop, and everyone at your church.  Demand that they respond to the Dubia Cardinals and condemn the heresy that is spreading through the Church and the Synod.


Show Notes:

Text of the Dubia Cardinals:

Notification to Christ’s Faithful (can. 212 § 3)

Regarding Dubia Submitted to

Pope Francis

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We, members of the Sacred College of Cardinals, in accord with the duty of all the faithful “to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church” (can. 212 § 3) and, above all, in accord with the responsibility of Cardinals “to assist the Roman Pontiff … individually … especially in the daily care of the universal Church” (can. 349), in view of various declarations of highly-placed Prelates, pertaining to the celebration of the next Synod of Bishops, that are openly contrary to the constant doctrine and discipline of the Church, and that have generated and continue to generate great confusion and the falling into error among the faithful and other persons of good will, have . . . submitted five dubia to Pope Francis. . . . a copy of which is attached.     

Yours in Christ,

           Walter Cardinal Brandmüller

           Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke

           Juan Cardinal Sandoval Íñiguez

           Robert Cardinal Sarah

           Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun

Rome, 2 October 2023




(Submitted July 10, 2023)

1 Dubium about the claim that we should reinterpret Divine Revelation according to the cultural and anthropological changes in vogue.

After the statements of some Bishops, which have been neither corrected nor retracted, it is asked whether in the Church Divine Revelation should be reinterpreted according to the cultural changes of our time and according to the new anthropological vision that these changes promote; or whether Divine Revelation is binding forever, immutable and therefore not to be contradicted, according to the dictum of the Second Vatican Council, that to God who reveals is due “the obedience of faith”(Dei Verbum 5); that what is revealed for the salvation of all must remain “in their entirety, throughout the ages” and alive, and be “transmitted to all generations” (7); and that the progress of understanding does not imply any change in the truth of things and words, because faith has been “handed on … once and for all” (8), and the Magisterium is not superior to the Word of God, but teaches only what has been handed on (10).

About John Gravino
John Gravino is the author of The Immoral Landscape of the New Atheism, which was the topic of a health and spirituality seminar at Duke Medical School. He continues to explore the intersection of health and religion and the other big questions of life right here at Patheos. You can read more about the author here.
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