About the Book:

The Synodal Process is a Pandora’s Box by José Antonio Ureta and Julio Loredo de Izcue is a captivating analysis of the current Synodal Process taking place in the Catholic Church. The authors delve into major topics discussed during the process and draw insightful conclusions shedding light on their detrimental implications for the future of the Church and its teachings.

The book begins by addressing the concept of the Synodal Process which was initiated by Pope Francis as a means to promote dialogue and discernment within the Church. However, Ureta and Loredo de Izcue argue that this process has become a source of deep concern, opening a Pandora’s box for theological and doctrinal issues and confusion.

One of the main topics explored in the book is the fear regarding potential changes in Church teachings, particularly in areas related to marriage, family, and sexuality. They express their concerns that the Synodal Process could “alter” long-standing doctrines and moral principles that would gravely compromise the Church’s traditional teaching.

In addition, another significant point discussed is the influence of secular ideologies on the Synodal Process. The authors warn against the dangers of incorporating progressive ideas that align with current societal and cultural trends rather than remaining faithful to Catholic doctrine. They argue that such ideologies may erode the Church’s identity and diminish its ability to offer an alternative moral framework to society.

Furthermore, Ureta and Loredo de Izcue examine the potential impact of the Synodal Process on ecclesiastical and hierarchical structures within the Church. They expressed concern that an emphasis on a more “horizontal” and inclusive Church may undermine the authority of bishops and the Pope, leading to a decentralization of power and weakening the Church’s ability to effectively guide its faithful.

In their conclusions, the authors urge the Church to address the challenges of the Synodal Process with caution. They also encourage the Church to preserve tradition and doctrine rather than rushing into irreversible changes. They emphasize the importance of staying true to Catholic teachings while remaining open to dialogue and discernment within reason and without endangering our Catholic identity and losing our traditions.

Overall, The Synodal Process is a Pandora’s Box provides a thought-provoking critique of the current Synodal Process within the Catholic Church. The book covers various topics of concern, explores their implications, and ultimately advocates for a truly balanced approach between traditional values and dialogical engagement.

 

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About the Authors

José Antonio Ureta was born in Chile, in 1951. He is a founding member of Fundación Roma, one of Chile’s most influential pro-life and pro-family organizations, a senior member and researcher of the French Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property, a senior member of the Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Institute in São Paulo, Brazil, and author of Pope Francis’s “Paradigm Shift”: Continuity or Rupture in the Mission of the Church? An Assessment of His Pontificate’s First Five Years. He is also a member of the John Paul II Academy of Human Life and the Family.

Julio Loredo de Izcue was born in Lima, Peru, in 1955, and is a founding member of Tradición y Acción por un Perú Mayor. In 1974, at just 19 years of age, he and his Tradición y Acción colleagues went into exile, seeking asylum abroad, after receiving public and direct threats from the administration of the socialist dictator General Velasco Alvarado. He then helped spread the ideals of tradition, family, and property in other countries of Latin America and Europe as a youth organizer, journalist, writer, speaker, and college professor. He has lived in Italy since 1994 and is the president of Tradizione Famiglia Proprietà. He is the author of Liberation Theology: How Marxism Infiltrated the Catholic Church.