Rorate Caeli

Synod, Week 2, Day 2: The Catholic Faith - and the Diabolical Communion

The Catholic Faith:

In the Catholic Church itself, all possible care must be taken, that we hold that faith which has been believed everywhere, always, by all. For that is truly and in the strictest sense Catholic, which, as the name itself and the reason of the thing declare, comprehends all universally. This rule we shall observe if we follow universality, antiquity, consent. We shall follow universality if we confess that one faith to be true, which the whole Church throughout the world confesses; antiquity, if we in no wise depart from those interpretations which it is manifest were notoriously held by our holy ancestors and fathers; consent, in like manner, if in antiquity itself we adhere to the consentient definitions and determinations of all, or at the least of almost all priests and doctors.
Saint Vincent of Lérins
 A.D. 434


The Diabolical Communion:

Abbot Jeremias Schröder, OSB, Archabbot President of the Congregation of Sant'Ottilia, was one of the three Synod Fathers handpicked by the Synod administration today as spokesmen for the official Press Conference of the Holy See Press Office. What was his most remarkable pronouncement? The Wall Street Journal's Francis Rocca reports: