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The Ridiculous Synod: The Sacrilege that made the Synod Hall Weep

Update (Oct. 16): the story told (or made up) by a Synod Father sounded like a Mexican telenovela because it really was one! It was told by Bp. Alonso Gerardo Garza Trevino, of Piedras Negras.
We do not know if any of this is true. We do not know if the original story is true - the unidentified Synod participant who may have told it may well have made it up. We do not know if it truly caused "commotion" in the assembly (other than perhaps the horror for the sacrilege of how Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is treated in the narrator's diocese). If it is true that the "commotion" was "general", or if only the Spanish-language spokesman of the Holy See Press Office (Chicago priest Fr. Manuel Dorantes, the Spanish-language counterpart of Fr. Rosica) was "moved", and decided to share his own "emotion". What is true is that Fr. Dorantes told this story in the official press conference today.

Regardless, it is all an unseemly mixture: untruths, sacrileges, cheap emotionalism, Our Lord treated either as a hostage to emotions or at best as a glorified cracker, the complete lack of objectivity of both those who should provide the news (the Holy See Press Office, all tied up in their own "sentimentalism" and manipulated personal "commotion") and the same attitude of the mainstream media that is not doing their job properly and is not ashamed to report the "emotional opinions" of these spokesmen as if they were actual news, all tied up in the most surreal religious meeting in the history of mankind. It makes Vatican II seem angelic in comparison -- this pathetic synod makes even the most ludicrous piece of literature or B-movie sublime. They have truly lost all sense of shame as long as they get what they want: the complete change in the meaning of the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ on Marriage as the Church has always understood them.

From Yves Daoudal:


During the daily briefing of the Vatican Pravda on the Synod, the Spanish language spokesman gave an account of a "deeply touching" moment of the interventions before the plenary assembly, according to La Republica, whose journalist Antonello Guerrera says on Twitter that, it's "the story that made the Synod cry." [sic] (This is also on Vatican Insider, that speaks of "emotionally strong words.")

As everyone knows, since yesterday afternoon, the Synod speaks of nothing else, once again, than of "remarried divorcees"... Well, then, a bishop (whose name is not said) spoke of a first communion mass in which a little boy, receiving the host in his hand, broke it in two in order to give half to his father, because the latter is divorced and remarried, and cannot therefore receive communion from the hands of the priest...

When do we reach the bottom so that we can begin to climb back up? [Source]