The Vatican’s working document for its upcoming Amazon Synod is politically correct nonsense, a venerable Catholic journalist, editor, and author has said.
Damian Thompson, of late the former editor-in-chief for the Catholic Herald, said certain parts of the document are “garbage” and that given some elements involved in the forthcoming Pan-Amazon Synod, the assembly should be called off.
Thompson was asked his thoughts on the October synod by Raymond Arroyo on a recent broadcast of EWTN’s The World Over, along with his reaction to the recent near forced abortion of a 22-week British baby, the latest in the Church’s clergy sex abuse scandal, and other hot-button issues. He gave uncompromising responses on all.
The Amazon Synod’s controversial working document, or Instrumentum Laboris, aside, many fear that the synod is being used as a vehicle for abolishing the discipline of priestly celibacy and for ushering in female priests, using the remoteness of the region, its indigenous customs, and its religious practices as a rationale.
Asked in particular about criticism of the Synod’s working document from dubiacardinal Walter Brandmüller, Thompson said Brandmüller’s critique was powerful and well written, and that the cardinal made many brilliant points.
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