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15 oktober 2014

Når familiesynoden lager pølse

PETERS STOL: Pavens lærestol i Peterskirken i Roma. Lyset stråler fram gjennom Den Hellige Ånd (duen).

Fr. Robert Barron skriver: "
One of the great mysteries enshrined in the ecclesiology of the Catholic Church is that Christ speaks through the rather messy and unpredictable process of ecclesiastical argument. The Holy Spirit guides the process of course, but he doesn’t undermine or circumvent it. It is precisely in the long, laborious sifting of ideas across time and through disciplined conversation that the truth that God wants to communicate gradually emerges."

Foto: p. Sigurd Markussen

Fr. Robert Barron har skrevet den klokeste artikkelen om familiesynoden som jeg har lest så langt.

Jeg anbefaler deg å lese hele her:

Her er et utdrag:
"Until Vatican II, these preliminary arguments and conversations were known only to the participants themselves and to certain specialist historians who eventually sifted through the records. The great teachings of the Councils became widely known and celebrated, but the process that produced them was, happily enough, consigned to the shadows. If I might quote the great Newman, who had a rather unsatisfying experience of official ecclesial life in Rome: “those who love the barque of Peter ought to stay out of the engine room!” This is a somewhat more refined version of “those who enjoy sausage ought never to watch how it is made.” The interim report on the Synod represents a very early stage of the sausage-making process and, unsurprisingly, it isn’t pretty. Two more weeks of discussion will follow; then a full year during which the findings of the Synod will be further refined, argued about, and clarified; then the Ordinary Synod on the Family will take place (the one going on now is the Extraordinary Synod), and many more arguments and counter-arguments will be made; finally, some months, perhaps even a year or so, after that, the Pope will write a post-Synodal exhortation summing up the entire process and offering a definitive take on the matter. At that point, I would suggest, something resembling edible sausage will be available for our consumption; until then, we should all be patient and refrain from bloviating."

Verd å få med seg er også denne oppsummeringen på (på norsk) med reaksjoner etter mandagens rapport, relatio post disceptationem.

Les også selv mandagens oppsummerende rapportfra første halvdel av den ekstraordinære familiesynoden (med et norsk sammendrag før rapporten):

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