Pope Francis is now effectively at war with the Vatican. If he wins, the Catholic Church could fall apart

Pope Francis yesterday gave an address to the profoundly divided Synod on the Family in which he confirmed his plans to decentralise the Catholic Church – giving local bishops’ conferences more freedom to work out their own solutions to the problems of divorce and homosexuality.

This is the nightmare of conservative Catholic cardinals, including – unsurprisingly – those in the Vatican. They thought they had a sufficient majority in the synod to stop the lifting of the ban on divorced and remarried Catholics receiving communion, or any softening on the Church’s attitude to gay couples.

  • DMB
    • FactsWillOut

      Luckily, there is the “Third Rome” waiting in the wings.

  • There’s that pesky “head of the Church” and “can’t change doctrine” thing standing in the way.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Popes have mysterily dropped dead in the past.

  • canminuteman

    How the hell did this guy become pope in the first place?

  • Micky C.

    I don’t care what the the Holy Father says. I’m living in sin with my wife because she’s a divorced Jewess and I have in effect excommunicated myself. I still hold true the tenants of the Faith and accept that I have done it to myself. I don’t pick up the basketball and go home (many would just turn their backs on the Church). But I will not accept or receive communion for that would be the greater sin of sacrilege.

  • terrence

    This pope-ster is a Jesuit, who are ALL marxist, first and foremost, and above all else. It does not matter that marxism has NEVER worked ANYWHERE. – it MUST be adhered to…

    • Justin St.Denis

      Jesuits are a dangerous order and always have even.

  • dukestreet

    He is simply fulfilling prophecy. The apostate church has to come into being. I think he’s the one that’s been prophesied about since he’s supposed to be the last one. At first I couldn’t figure out how that would happen but considering all the events occurring and the pope. I think it’s coming faster than has been expected,

  • The__Hammer

    Meh, I am Orthodox, never a fan of the Papacy anyway.