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Dangerous Synod Proposal: “New Language” for Natural Law

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Dangerous Synod Proposal:
“New Language” for Natural Law
 
by John Vennari
 
            On June 26, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldiserri, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, released the
Instrumentum Laboris (Working Document) for the upcoming Extraordinary Synod scheduled for October, 2014.
            As spotlighted in last month’s
CFN, the document contains good points, major deficiencies and frightening proposals. The three most radical proposals are:
            1) A new alleged “pastoral solution” to allow divorce and remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion;
            2) A new “pastoral approach” that permits the baptism of children from same-sex couples, thus indirectly legitimizing these unions;
            3) A proposed recasting of natural law in “new language”, which threatens to undermine our entire foundation of true morality.
            We dealt with the first two points at length
last month. In this issue we will focus on the Working Document’s worrisome treatment of natural law, starting with one of the most bizarre statements ever to appear in a post-Conciliar document....
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