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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Cardinal Dolan Gives Details Re Controversial “13 Cardinals’ Letter”

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This just in from Aleteia: "One of the cardinals who signed a controversial letter to Pope Francis explained in an interview today how his participation came about.

"Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said on Sirius XM’s Catholic Channel that he was in a meeting last week with Australian Cardinal George Pell, who suggested writing to Pope Francis about concerns over how the synod was being run.

"According to Damian Thomson in The Spectator, and other reports, 13 of the 74 cardinals participating in the synod wrote Pope Francis a private letter warning that the synod is being hijacked by liberals obsessed with the narrow issue of giving Communion to divorced and remarried people. The letter was leaked by Vaticanista Sandro Magister on Monday. The signatories also expressed concern that taking a route of “pastoral flexibility” could lead to the Church falling apart in the same way as liberal Protestant denominations; and that the synod working papers prepared by Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri and Archbishop Bruno Forte are a mess. READ FULL REPORT HERE

REMNANT COMMENT: You know we're really in some kind of trouble when even Cardinal Dolan thinks it's time to stand up and object. Still, it is what it is, so I say "good for him and God bless ya. Bravo!"


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