Sgt. Niedermier urges calm:
There is nothing to see here!
Pell vs Pope
By Andrew Head, The Herald Sun
Civil war has erupted at the top of the Catholic Church, with 13 cardinals, including Australia’s George Pell, warning the Pope in a letter that the church is in danger of collapsing like liberal Protestant churches in the modern era.
The cardinals say the threat of collapse has been accelerated by the “abandonment of key elements of Christian belief and practice in the name of pastoral adaptation’’.
As well as Cardinal Pell, the Vatican’s Secretary for the Economy, cardinals from Bologna, Toronto, New York, Galveston, Nairobi, Mexico, Utrecht, Durban and Caracas signed the letter, as well as other senior Vatican officials. These included Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah, the church’s Prefect for Divine Worship, and German Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, the Prefect for Doctrine.
The row centres on the three-week Synod on the Family under way in Rome and being attended by about 300 delegates, mainly bishops, from around the world…
The letter complained the process seemed “designed to facilitate predetermined results on important disputed questions’’. Several of the signatories, including Cardinal Pell, have also raised concerns inside the synod…
The Peronista in skirts seems to have aroused dissension within the senior ranks
He should have stuck to what he knows.