The Synod is anathema

The following is condemnation of the Synod, from various sources speaking of the unchangeableness of the dogmas and doctrines of the Church.   See my “Synod on the Family” category for further posts on the Synod.  To change “pastoral practice” on the reception of the Blessed Sacrament by adulterers is to ultimately desire to change the doctrine, for both are intimately linked. Practice is proof of belief.

“If anyone says that it is possible that at some time, given the advancement of knowledge, a sense may be assigned to the dogmas propounded by the Church which is different from that which the Church has understood and understands: let him be anathema.”   ~First Vatican Council

For the doctrine of the faith which God has revealed is put forward not as some philosophical discovery capable of being perfected by human intelligence, but as a divine deposit committed to the spouse of Christ to be faithfully protected and infallibly promulgated. Hence, too, that meaning of the sacred dogmas is ever to be maintained which has once been declared by Holy Mother Church, and there must never be any abandonment of this sense under the pretext or in the name of a more profound understanding. May understanding, knowledge and wisdom increase as ages and centuries roll along, and greatly and vigorously flourish, in each and all, in the individual and the whole church: but this only in its own proper kind, that is to say, in the same doctrine, the same sense, and the same understanding.”   ~First Vatican Council

“Finally, I declare that I am completely opposed to the error of the modernists who hold that there is nothing divine in sacred tradition; or what is far worse, say that there is, but in a pantheistic sense, with the result that there would remain nothing but this plain simple fact – one to be put on a par with the ordinary facts of history – the fact, namely, that a group of men by their own labor, skill, and talent have continued through subsequent ages a school begun by Christ and his apostles. I firmly hold, then, and shall hold to my dying breath the belief of the Fathers in the charism of truth, which certainly is, was, and always will be in the succession of the episcopacy from the apostles. The purpose of this is, then, not that dogma may be tailored according to what seems better and more suited to the culture of each age; rather, that the absolute and immutable truth preached by the apostles from the beginning may never be believed to be different, may never be understood in any other way.”   ~Pope St. Pius X, Oath Against Modernism

“We knew then that novelties were being introduced in the Catholic Church which are contrary to its teaching and discipline and which lead to the destruction of souls. We cannot allow this in any way.” ~Pope Gregory XVI, “Commissum Divinitus”

“With truly lamentable results, our age, casting aside all restraint in its search for the ultimate causes of things, frequently pursues novelties so ardently that it rejects the legacy of the human race. Thus it falls into very serious errors, which are even more serious when they concern sacred authority, the interpretation of Sacred Scripture and the principal mysteries of Faith… In the name of higher knowledge and historical research (they say), they are looking for that progress of dogmas which is, in reality, nothing but the corruption of dogmas.”   ~Pope St. Pius X, “Lamentabili Sane”

“It is with no less deceit, venerable brothers, that other enemies of divine revelation, with reckless and sacrilegious effrontery, want to import the doctrine of human progress into the Catholic religion. They extol it with the highest praise, as if religion itself were not of God but the work of men, or a philosophical discovery which can be perfected by human means… Our holy religion was not invented by human reason, but was most mercifully revealed by God; therefore, one can quite easily understand that religion itself acquires all its power from the authority of God who made the revelation, and that it can never be arrived at or perfected by human reason. In order not to be deceived and go astray in a matter of such great importance, human reason should indeed carefully investigate the fact of divine revelation. Having done this, one would be definitely convinced that God has spoken and therefore would show Him rational obedience, as the Apostle very wisely teaches. For who can possibly not know that all faith should be given to the words of God and that it is in the fullest agreement with reason itself to accept and strongly support doctrines which it has determined to have been revealed by God, who can neither deceive nor be deceived?” (Pope Pius IX

“What excuse shall he have, what mercy can be hoped for, who corrupts the adorable and ineffable dogmas of our faith?”  ~St. John Chrysostom

“They lay the ax not to the branches and shoots, but to the very root, that is, to the faith and its deepest fibers. And once having struck at this root of immortality, they proceed to diffuse poison through the whole tree so that there is no part of the Catholic truth which they leave untouched, none that they do not strive to corrupt. Further, none is more skillful, none more astute than they, in the employment of a thousand noxious devices, for they play the double part of rationalist and Catholic, and this so craftily that they easily lead the unwary into error; and as audacity is their chief characteristic, there is no conclusion of any kind from which they shrink or which they do not thrust forward with pertinacity and assurance.” ~Pope Pius X, Encyclical Letter Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907

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3 thoughts on “The Synod is anathema

  1. St. Joseph pray for us

    The AntiChrist is sitting on the throne of St. Peter right now and the Bishops are blinded fold to their stupidity of obedient. Many Saintly Popes said that “When a Pope become heretic or apostate, don’t obey him, don’t follow him, correct and expose his errors in public.” Has anyone done that yet? So far, only Archbishop Lefebrve and a few others. Shame on the rest of us. Lukewarm and coward, not hot, not cold… these kinds make God vomits them out of His Mouth.

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  2. Allan Ruhl

    The gap between traditional Catholicism and modern innovators continue to widen. As time goes on, many in the Church continue to want to push the boundaries. Not even Vatican II or the two recently canonized modern Popes came up with the ideas being promoted at the synod. It seems that no standards remain.

    The great encyclical Pascendi starts out with this:

    The office divinely committed to Us of feeding the Lord’s flock has especially this duty assigned to it by Christ, namely, to guard with the greatest vigilance the deposit of the faith delivered to the saints, rejecting the profane novelties of words and oppositions of knowledge falsely so called.

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