Cardinal Zen Warns of Pro-LGBT Synod ‘Agenda’

Joseph Cardinal Zen has released a robust critique of the Synod on Synodality and its ecclesial “vision,” stating that it “offends our intelligence” to claim that there is “no agenda” behind the Synod, warning it could “change everything.”

“We cannot help but be stunned, because we are told that it is still unclear what synodality is,” Cardinal Zen wrote, referring to the current state of the multi-year Synod on Synodality. His comments came as part of a February 15 essay examining each stage of the Synod so far, along with another condemnation of the “confusion” caused by Fiducia Supplicans.

Beginning with the preparatory document and vademecum released in 2021, the Synod has so far gone through a local and national stage, before proceeding to a continental stage, and most recently the so-called universal stage which saw clerics and laity gather in Rome in October 2023. The second phase of the universal stage is to take place in Rome this October.

Cardinal Zen has published previous assessments and critiques of the Synod, and his latest essay contained a similar mixture of such a tone.

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