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A Cardinal backtracks...

A while back, the head of the Synod of Bishops, Card. Baldissieri, made some comments about a change in the Church’s teaching about marriage.

Remember my post: What is Card. Baldissieri up to?

Baldissieri is backtracking.

Bishops’ synod head: October meeting not solely about divorce

Vatican City, May 21, 2014 / 03:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, has emphasized that the next synod will not be focused exclusively on the much-talked about issue of Communion for the divorced and remarried.


“Regarding the possibility for the synod of bishops of changing the doctrine of the Church,” Cardinal Baldisseri said, “I underscore that the First Vatican Council’s document ‘Dei Filius’ affirmed that ‘understanding of its sacred dogmas must be perpetually retained, which Holy Mother Church has once declared; and there must never be recession from that meaning under the specious name of a deeper understanding.’”

The cardinal then continued: “And I also remind you that John XXIII said in the inaugural speech of the Second Vatican Council [The address is called "Gaudet Mater Ecclesia", which I quote on this blog pretty often.] that ‘authentic doctrine … should be studied and expounded through the methods of research and through the literary forms of modern thought. The substance of the ancient doctrine of the deposit of faith is one thing, and the way in which it is presented is another.’”


“But Father! But Father!”, some of you are saying, “Is this a big deal?  Isn’t this just a, you know, like, Cardinal saying what the Church says?”

Yes and no.  This is a Cardinal issuing a corrective to what he openly stated in a previous interview.

My guess is that Pope Francis is noticing the turmoil in the global MSM about the upcoming synod and the speculations about – and calls for – fundamental changes to the Church’s doctrine.


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