SEE IRISH TIMES
“A Catholic bishop has said the national synthesis sent to Rome earlier this month revealed “an attitude to what could be termed ‘traditional’ faith which is mildly dismissive.” Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Phonsie Cullinan also felt that the synodal process which led to the synthesis “was somewhat rushed. The time limitation given by those tasked to oversee the Synod in Rome was insufficient.
It was also the case that “a number of things emerge from the synthesis which challenge church teaching which she has held since the beginning”, added Bishop Cullinan”.
Phonsie, Robert Nugent, the Latin Mass brigade and other antedeluvians are not happy about Pope Francis’ Synodal Path and the various national contributions to the process.
They say various deflecting things but the bottom line is that these people are anti Vatican II and want us all to return to the church and the world of the 1950s.
“God wants spiritual fruits – not religious nuts”.
The Fonz is a religious nut that has fallen from the Opus Dei tree.
He should never have been a priest, never mind a bishop. His expressed views and actions cause great offence and hurt to many people and make people laugh out loud at him and his church.
Recently he was running around the youth community house he established at Glencomeragh squealing and excited at the thought of meeting the newest community member – Jose, a 20 year old Spanish lad.
And then there has been his other rants about the cervical cancer vaccination and yoga.
……and his unexplained relationship with:
There is something deeply worrying about Phonzie and his fellow travellers in the anti Vatican II, trad Mass and Opus Dei confederation.
I was glad to see Pope Francis taking recent action to clip the wings of the Opus Dei cult.
Francis has ordered that the head of Opus Dei will no longer be a bishop.
Furthermore, he has removed the Vatican governance of Opus Dei from the Congregation of Bishops to the Congregation of the Clergy – symbolising that Opus Dei is no longer regarded in Rome as part of the hierarchy but instead part of the clergy serving the people.
If Francis achieves nothing else except to clip the wings of the hierarchical, clerical and lay religious nuts, he will be doing us all a great service.