Remember St. John of Cologne, one of the Gorkum martyrs,
killed by Calvinists because they would not deny
the supremacy of the pope nor the Real Presence.
St. John, a Dominican was captured exercising his priestly ministry,
having gone to the aid of the other priests imprisoned before him.
New and old terms.
Post-Synod commentary will become a money-making venture for Catholic bloggers and journalists, and many new - and old - expressions will be employed in the contest. I might start a list. Maybe not.
Well, maybe a short list to start out:
- On the side of angels.
Really? I thought that was the name for a blog in the UK? Fr. Z picked up the term at a dinner with Remnant people in Rome. Taking sides in the Church? In the Catholic Church. Hmmmm.
- The Conservatives won.
So the Synod was a competition? Like a football game, I guess?
- Power in the Church.
Women want more power in the Church. Aberrosexualists want more power. Conservatives want more power. Power is not what it's about.
Not sure where I saw it, but one priest described Francis as a baby throwing his toys out of his pram - evidently the author believes the Pope is upset that he didn't get his way. Sounds like something a loyal son of the Church might say? No. I don't think so either.
Fomenting division instead.
I wonder if priests should take care of their flocks instead of vying for Internet-literary stardom and monetary compensation?