Want to join me in abject dismay? http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/archbishop-cupich-will-attend-synod-vatican-source-says-57728/. What the what?! Are we all reaching for a glass of wine and a bottle of Advil now?
I hope this isn’t true. I’m just going to sit here in “Wishland” and hope that the “Vatican source” is way off on this one. If it is true, I hope the other alternate is also going. Who is the other alternate? Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone – you know, the guy who is the absolute best at defending marriage and the family. He’s also same guy who does it on practically daily basis and speaks all over the country on the topic.
If I had to guess, I’d say Cardinal Baldiserri had something to do with this, at least that’s a logical conclusion. Given his behavior at previous synods, he would have every reason to want Archbishop Cupich there to muddy the waters (http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Blog/3717/reports_card_baldisseri_ordered_interception_of_copies_of_book_mailed_to_synod_participants.aspx).
Apparently, it’s not OK to mail books to synod attendees but it is OK to approve the least qualified delegate to speak on the family. Talk about an “interference with the synod!” Sigh! By all means, let’s pick the guy that ambiguously defends (more like undermines) marriage and the family.
Like I said, I certainly hope that the other “alternate” for the synod who’s on the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage (Archbishop Cordileone) is also going to go the Synod ON THE FAMILY! I suppose that would make a little too much sense, though!