Rorate Caeli

This image summarizes the LGBT "Youth" Synod

The LGBT "Youth" Synod (officially, 'The XV Official General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops", dedicated to the "Youth") opened today in Rome.

In his opening address, the Pope attacked "clericalism" -- as if he were not the most clericalist man in the world, refusing to respond to the Viganò accusations that he protected and promoted Ted McCarrick. He also railed against "blogs", meaning we are doing our job right.

The symbol of this Synod that no one asked for and that will have no legitimacy (since its composition was carefully manipulated to avoid any resistance to the Pope's pro-LGBT agenda) is the ferula Francis chose to use: not the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, but this contraption: