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Has the Synod Offered a Pathway to Destruction?

The clear teachings of the Catholic Church should be signposts and a map for the journey and the good pastor uses them to point the way to those who are seeking reconciliation and peace.

He does so with compassion and concern for his flock, but he also does not compromise the Catholic faith.

My problem with the “internal forum” is that too many priests don’t have the skill or the time to discern and direct effectively. There are many priests who are liberal and don’t give two hoots about the disciplines and doctrines of the church. The “internal forum” should be a rarely used instrument for unusual situations. I can see it becoming the ordinary way pastors deal with the thorny problems of divorce and remarriage. I know this because I know priests who already simply wave a hand to the rules and “welcome” divorced and remarried couples and admit them to communion.

In my experience what “the internal forum” usually means is the priest saying, “We don’t need to bother with all those legalistic Catholic types. You just go ahead and do what you want. After all, the main thing is what your conscience tells you to do…”

Internal forum?

More like infernal forum.

We would do well to remember the Bible says about pathways:

There is a way that appears to be right to a man, but in the end it leads to destruction. Prov. 14:12

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Mt 7:13-14