AUSTRALIAN PLENARY COUNCIL WILL THEY TELL YOU WHAT YOU THINK ?

PLENARY COUNCIL   2020


ARCHBISHOP OF BRISBANE  - MARK COLERIDGE
PROMOTER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE AUSTRALIAN
PLENARY COUNCIL  2020
   Brisbane's Archbishop Mark Coleridge is a busy man. Being Archbishop of the third most important Metropolitan Archdiocese in Australia is a full-time task in itself. But he is also President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, he is President of the Permanent Committee of the Conference, Chairman of the Bishops Commision for Church Ministry, Chairman of the Bishops Commission for Evangelisation and now Chairman of the Bishops Commission for the Plenary Council.

WHAT IS A PLENARY COUNCIL?
What is this Plenary Council? What does it say about itself? Archbishop Coleridge is quoted in Brisbane's "Catholic Leader" newspaper as saying " A plenary council can discuss and legislate on a wide range of issues, including matters of faith, morals, and discipline".He says " everything is potentially on the radar screen, anything that does not infringe on the Church's faith, teachings or morals". 

This second quote is reassuring in the way it deflates the heady almost anything goes liberality of the first quote.



Lana Turvey-Collins Facilitatrix

THE FACILITATOR COMETH
"Ms." Lana Turvey-Collins who comes out of the "Catholic Mission" Office has been appointed to lead the "Facilitation Team". This will be formed out of the Formation Team of Catholic Mission including Father Noel Connolly SSC - a Columban Father and Mr.Peter Gates, Deputy National Director of Catholic Mission.

WHO WILL COMPOSE THE PLENARY COUNCIL?

There have been several Plenary Councils in Australia in the past : 1885, 1895, 1905 and 1937. They were very important because, in the case of the first three especially, the Church in Australia was growing strongly, but communication was slow and often difficult. The planned Plenary Council will be very different in composition, and purpose.

In the Catholic Church, the role of the Bishops is classically described as to Teach, to Sanctify and to Govern. In pursuit of those responsibilities, The Bishops of Australia were the members of the preceding Plenary Councils assisted by the Leaders of the male Religious Orders. In the planned Council there will be added the leaders of the female Religious Orders and some appointed layfolk.

It is not hard to see the potential for problems here. As Successors of the Apostles  the Bishops have that responsibility to "Teach, to Sanctify and to Govern" but now there will be introduced to and integrated into their deliberations, not only the aging and diminishing representatives of the once formidable Religious Orders but layfolk who assumably will expect a role more significant than merely mute participants.

PRECEDENTS


Cardinal George Pell



"You must stop manipulating this Synod"
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Cardinal George Pell at the First Synod on the Family, 2014 addressing the General Secretary Cardinal Baldisseri who referred to the Holy Father before accepting Cardinal Pell's objection which was greeted with "thunderous applause" and many supporting remarks by other Cardinals and Bishops.

Archbishop Coleridge refers to having been inspired to propose the Plenary Council when attending the following 2015 Synod on the Family in Rome. Readers will recall that this was the notorious Synod whose leadership sought to manipulate the outcomes in the most extraordinary ways, and contrary to the intentions of the assembled Bishops - not only as expressed in their small group discussions, but also in regard to what they had formally voted upon. This is not the most auspicious point of reference and inspiration one might choose.

But things are even more interesting in recent Church experience: the forthcoming Synod on Youth will, like the planned Plenary Council, have lay participation -juvenile lay participation:"youth". But already the preparations for this Synod have caused alarm bells to be rung. Like the Synod on the Family, the problems come (in part) from efforts to insert "homosexualist" and so-called "LGBTQ" concepts into the documentation, in addition, for the Youth Synod strenuous efforts have been made to suppress the very significant input of orthodox and traditional young people ( those whom the Holy Father has scathingly referred to as "rigid" - when he was not being even less kind in their regard). The significant involvement of some radical clerics appointed to the Synod preparations has produced this scandal.





CARDINAL REINHARD MARX LEADING GERMAN RADICAL
STRAWS IN THE WIND

Apprehension concerning the direction in which the Plenary Council might be heading is fuelled by some of the reported utterances of Archbishop Coleridge, who at the Synod on the Family characterised the interventions of some of the Synod Fathers who sought to defend Catholic Teaching as "Unhelpful" (!). It was not made clear to whom they were unhelpful. 

More recently in the "Catholic Leader" edition of 17th August 2016, His Grace is quoted as saying, in regard to the planned Plenary Council : 

"The Church's response to the diminishment of our apostolic orders, the relationship between the newer communities and the older communities, by which I mean our parishes, the whole future of the parish is a major question. Do we need a new paradigm?"

This is dissembling and obfuscation worthy of Francis himself.

More recently His Grace  is reported, again in the "Catholic Leader", as saying at the "PROCLAIM 2018 CONFERENCE"  that:

 " the spirit of the moment .....is challenging us to renew and rejuvenate the Church in Australia......less stale, less male, less pale..."  

Apparently, no brown paper bags were supplied. We are not quite sure what "the spirit of the moment" might be, but are inclined to the view that it might NOT be Holy.

ARE YOU BEING SERVED?

The process of the Plenary Council, as of the Synods, is not new and not Catholic though it has been done to death by the Church authorities.  It is the Delphi Technique devised by the American Rand Corporation during the Korean War. It was initially used to deal with "brainwashed" former prisoners of war. The idea was to induce people to believe that a pre-ordained set of views was their own. Please read about it here:

https://vexilla-regis.blogspot.com/2018/07/protecting-church.html


In the above you will find the process revealed, the Facilitator unmasked, and realise what participants are up against. It is no coincidence that former Brisbane Archdiocese(Under Archbishop Bathersby) and Broken Bay Diocese (under Bishop David Walker) Synods arrived at pre-determined conclusions, despite the earnest participation of hundreds of Catholics. So, when we get the promoter announcing what needs to be done, we know what "everyone" will have "thought"

God save the Church in Australia.

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