13Oct A church quartered?

Brendan Hoban in his weekly column in the Western People writes of a fragmented church in Ireland.
"The plain, simple and difficult truth is that the Catholic Church is very divided."
"Pope Francis is trying to keep all sides going. And that’s what he has to do because, whatever camp we might place ourselves in, we’re all Catholics – albeit with different attitudes and perspectives "

13Oct Synod on the Family – Please fasten your seat belts

We carry two reports about the Synod on the Family.
Gerard O'Connell in America Magazine gives an account of the first week and the reports of various language groups.
'The first week revealed not only the ethnic but also the theological and cultural diversity of the synod fathers, which French language group "A" described as “a unique experience of Catholicity.” '

In the second article Sandro Magister, comments in www.chiesa.it on a letter reputed to have been sent to Pope Francis from 13 Cardinals who are said to be a little disgruntled by proceedings at the Synod.
One of their objections is that members of a committee to draft a final document at the Synod "have been appointed, not elected, without consultation." Interesting they think people should be elected, not appointed, to important positions and that there should be consultation!!

13Oct 13th October. Tuesday of Week 28

1st Reading: Romans 1:16-25

Refusal to worship the true God leads to immorality

[My brethren] I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first and … Read the rest

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