Clicks2.1K
en.news
6

Final "Document" of Pre-Synod on Youth Full of Cheap Statements

On March 24, the Roman pre-synod on the youth published a final document which reads like a political, not like a religious text.

It criticises that “the sacred" appears to be separated from "daily life" as if there were no separation between the sacred and the profane.

The authors claim that the Church which is usually caving in to any challenge against its moral authority, is “too severe” or “often associated with excessive moralism”.

They ask the Church to overcome a "logic of ‘it has always been done this way’” although such a "logic" is never invoked.

The document mentions the role of women in the Church several times as if the true problem of the Church were not the absence of men.

It claims that settled matters like teaching on homosexuality, contraception, cohabitation and abortion are “controversial”.

The document calls on the Church to speak in practical terms about “controversial subjects” such as homosexuality and gender issues, about which young people are allegedly already discussing “without taboo”.

However, on March 21, the German delegate Alina Oehler admitted on katholisch.de (March 21) that she came up with "homosexuality" and was surprised that her proposal did not elicit any reaction among the other delegates.

This proves that homosexuality is not a hot topic among "the youth" but rather among the Vatican bureaucrats.

Picture: © Mazur, catholicchurch.org.uk, CC BY-NC-SA, #newsCzvltradzq
De Profundis
Where exactly is this "excessive moralism” happening, that is driving faithful away? Just another straw man argument.
Tess
I listened to a youthful audience sitting before the Pope and other clerics....to a question put to him by a non-believing non-Catholic French youth. He appeared to be seeking a fulfilling response....what he got was terrible....a ramble of repeated empty phrases and remarks. Same words repeated over and over. Boring to the bone ! Pitiable.
aderito
Please reject refuse resist secularist idiologies
De Profundis and one more user like this.
De Profundis likes this.
alex j likes this.
asdlljsadf
Obviously a shoddy photo-op cooked up be the new media guy at the Vat.
DefendTruth
Bishops: "The Church needs to listen to the young people!"
Young people: "We want reverent liturgy & solid moral teaching."
Bishops: "You hear that?! They want us to wear jeans & take selfies with them!"
CarolineA03 and 2 more users like this.
CarolineA03 likes this.
Rafał_Ovile likes this.
pmfji likes this.
De Profundis
Young people? This document must have been written by 68 generation priests.