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Reports: Card. Baldisseri ordered interception of copies of book mailed to Synod participants
The head of secretariat of the synod of bishops was reportedly "furious" about "Remaining in the Truth of Christ," which includes chapters by Cardinals Burke and Brandmüller
February 25, 2015 04:29 EST
Carl E. Olson - Catholic World Report
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Italian Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, general secretary of the Synod of Bishops (left), talks with Pope Francis during the morning session on the final day of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 18. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)


Both
Kath.net and Edward Pentin are reporting that Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, head of secretariat of the synod of bishops, ordered the interception of over a hundred copies of the book Remaining in the Truth of Christ, which had been mailed to participants in last October’s Extraordinary Synod.

The book, which consists of essays by five Cardinals—including Cardinals Burke and Brandmüller—and four other scholars, was written in response to Cardinal Walter Kasper’s book 
The Gospel of the Family, and defends the Church’s teaching that Catholics who have been divorced and civilly remarried cannot receive Holy Communion. It was edited by Fr. Robert Dodaro, OSA, who was interviewed about it by CWR last September.
Pentin reports:

"Reliable and high level sources allege the head of secretariat of the synod of bishops, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, ordered they be intercepted because they would 'interfere with the synod'.

"A source told me that Baldisseri was 'furious' the book had been mailed to the participants and ordered staff at the Vatican post office to ensure they did not reach the Paul VI Hall."


Kath.net reports that around 200 copies of the book were mailed, but only a few apparently made it into the hands of the proper recipients, a report that
has also been confirmed by Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ, of Ignatius Press. Pentin states that the books were mailed through "the proper channels within the Italian and Vatican postal systems", but that Baldisseri claimed they were mailed "irregularly," and so the interception of the books was legitimate.

In other words, Baldisseri has apparently admitted that the books were taken; the dispute is over
why they were taken. Pentin further reports that the books were apparently destroyed after being taken...

for rest of article go to:
http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Blog/3717/reports_card_baldisseri_ordered_interception_of_copies_of_book_mailed_to_synod_participants.aspx
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