The M+G+R Foundation
The Synod On Family and
What Should The Results Be
The purpose of this document is to
present an outline of what the outcome of the Synod On Family and
be, regardless of the official report which is yet to come.
The Introduction of the Preparatory
Document of the Synod: Family and Evangelization (1)
can be summed up as
The mission of preaching the Gospel to
all creation, entrusted directly by the Lord to his disciples, has
continued in the Church throughout history. The social and spiritual
crisis, so evident in today's world, is becoming a pastoral challenge
in the Church's evangelizing mission concerning the family, the vital
building block of society and the ecclesial community....
Concerns which were unheard of until a few years ago have arisen today
as a result of different situations, from the widespread practice of
cohabitation, which does not lead to marriage, and sometimes even
excludes the idea of it, to same-sex unions between persons, who are,
not infrequently, permitted to adopt children.
Although the full Instruction (1) is quite lengthy and includes lesser
socio-spiritual anomalies, the above constitutes the crux of the matter.
It would be presumptuous to think that
we will answer all the questions related to, and provide solutions to,
today's rapidly spreading socio-spiritual anomalies.
However, it is the Will of God that we identify the background against
which any evaluation and decision should be arrived at.
There is a behavior that Jesus highlighted which carries most grave
consequences - possibly only second to blaspheming against the
Holy Spirit [Mark 3:29]
. That behavior is to cause
scandal - specifically Institutional scandal.
to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals
come: but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal cometh.
And whosoever shall scandalize one of
these little ones that believe in me; it were better for him that a
millstone were hanged around his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
It were better for him, that a
millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than
that he should scandalize one of these little ones. [Luke
Let us not fall into the trap of thinking that Jesus was only referring
about children because of their young age. He was, and is,
referring to the children as He clearly defined them:
said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little
children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. [Matthew
Therefore, any solution to the problems dealt with in the Synod on the
Family and Evangelization must
never, ever!, cause scandal amongst the Faithful of any age.
We shall take the key issues one by one and propose how they can
be dealt with without causing scandal.
This issue has been covered extensively in a document (2)
fully dedicated to
it. However, we will summarize it as follows::
The resolution of the multitudinous
Sacramental Marriage anomalies lies in the hands of the local
Bishops. A pronouncement of “Not Valid” identifies a faulty
Sacramental act and harmoniously resolves the problem.
Specifically, what God has not joined together, may be separated by
man, thus the
Vatican-approved annulment is not necessary. There is
nothing to annul. The Church Teachings remain intact and in
perfect accordance to the very explicit Word of God on said matter.
Regarding a properly
Sacrament of Matrimony, only
death can break this union.
This does not mean that a divorced and remarried individual who broke a
properly-established Sacramental Matrimony, should not be able to
participate at Mass. Actually, they should be welcomed, with the exception of partaking of
the Body of Christ.
However, there is something that could be done to increase their
participation during Mass. The following practice is done in the
Orthodox Catholic liturgy.
Allow us to explain....
In the Roman Catholic Eucharistic Prayer we read:
We come to you, Father, with praise
and thanksgiving, through Jesus Christ your Son. Through him we ask you to accept and bless + these
gifts we offer you in sacrifice. We offer them for your holy
catholic Church, watch over it, Lord, and guide it; grant it peace and
unity throughout the world.
When the officiating priest says: "we
ask you to accept and bless +
these gifts we offer you in sacrifice
" he is to make the sign of
the cross over the gifts - that is, he is blessing them. Now the
species are blessed, but not
In the Orthodox Catholic liturgy, part of that blessed bread is then
separated so that it can be given to those who are not in a spiritual
situation to consume the true Body of Christ. The rest will eventually
be transubstantiated into the Body of Christ and given as Holy
In this manner, the individual who has broken the Sacrament of
Matrimony still can
actively participate in the Mass and, if it is the Will of God - the
ultimate Judge - a valid Spiritual Communion could be achieved.
In this situation, the promotion of homosexuality as a real option must be avoided
, as we have
explained in our document (3)
dealing with homosexuality. However, there are constructive ways
the Catholic Faith can minister to homosexuals without promoting their
lifestyle or causing scandal.
We have witnessed this first hand in a very large Archdiocese in the
What the reader must first understand about homosexuals is that many of
them do not/cannot view intimate
homosexual acts as being against Divine Designs. We will use this
specific group for the purpose of this discussion.
Marriage is a Biblical institution between members of the opposite
Therefore, a Sacramental marriage among homosexuals is impossible
is an open-and-shut case, as there is really nothing to discuss since
the core Biblical teachings are not negotiable.
However, communion is possible for practicing homosexuals as long as no scandal is caused
is this possible
As we said, many homosexuals sincerely
homosexual acts are not against the Divine Designs. In addition, let us
forget that gender orientation was not
assumed as part of a Sacramental commitment, and, as we discussed in
the already mentioned document, (3)
an individual may be born with that
inclination or attain it through sexual abuse.
There is a group in the U.S. and Canada called Dignity (4)
. It is composed of
homosexual Catholics. To better understand Dignity, think of it
this way: A parish, mostly composed of homosexuals, in which the
Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and the Mass are dispensed by a
regularly-ordained Catholic priest at any location except in a regular parish church
In the Archdiocese mentioned above, this was done under the watchful
and approving eye of the head of the Archdiocese. It is hoped
that by feeding the soul of this particular group of Faithful with the
Body and Blood of Christ, as well as their partaking of other
Marriage), they will be able to recognize that intimate
are indeed against
the Divine Designs, thus resulting in their moving away from such
Why is Dignity not able to operate openly in a regular parish? Because
the rank and file of the grossly under Evangelized parishioners cannot
understand the theology that we have explained above and the
outcome would be a scandal with grave spiritual repercussions as well
as the promotion of homosexuality.
Before moving on, we wish to again underscore the tremendous importance
in avoiding Institutional scandal.
Let us ponder for a moment on the following words from our Lord Jesus
What man of you that hath an hundred sheep: and if he shall lose one of
them, doth he not leave the ninety-nine in the desert, and go after
that which was lost, until he find it?  And when he hath found it,
lay it upon his shoulders, rejoicing:
 And coming home, call together
his friends and neighbours, saying to them: Rejoice with me, because I
have found my sheep that was lost?  I say to you, that even so there
shall be joy in heaven upon one sinner that doth penance, more than
upon ninety-nine just who need not penance. [Luke 15]
Now, think of this: Institutional scandal causes many of those
ninety-nine "who need not penance" to be scattered and lost as the one
that was just found. Then, if there was so much rejoicing in heaven for
the one which was found, can you imagine the sorrow for the many - from
among the ninety-nine - who have now been lost as the result of
Let us now proceed...
The receiving within the Parish Family an obvious couple of the same
gender who have either (a) adopted a child, or (b) via artificial
means, one of the partners conceived the child, which they are raising
together, is unacceptable.
That is unacceptable because in most cases, the child is being
programmed into homosexuality. And that is, as we have explained
not to be condoned. However, this does not mean
the child is brought to Church to be baptized, he/she should be turned
away. On the contrary. It is a golden opportunity to help
that child from falling into grave sin.
Regarding legitimate - not post birth
reprogrammed - transsexual individuals:
To address this situation let us start from the very beginning...
When ovum is fertilized and the child begins to be
formed in the mother's womb, gender has not been determined yet so the
body being formed is, shall we say, unisex - it can go either way (5)(6)
the appropriate time in the uterine development of the child, the
is defined and henceforth the body will develop with all the hormonal
attributes of the determined gender.
Now then - What if there is a genetic error and the hormones which
determine the body are not in harmony with the hormones which will
determine the emotional characteristics of the newborn? We then have a
child which fits the often heard description: "a male in a female body"
or "a female in a male body". Are we then going to ostracize from the
Faith that human being because of a genetic error? Of course not!
Although it is a rather complex situation, a good Shepherd can
that redefined individual into his flock without causing scandal.
Remember now - we are speaking about a legitimate - not a post birth
reprogrammed - transsexual individual.
Someone may ask - What about the soul of that individual? Blessedly,
Jesus answered that question too.
Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first having married a
wife, died; and not having issue, left his wife to his brother.
 In like manner the second, and
the third, and so on to the seventh.  And last of all the woman
died also.  At the resurrection therefore whose wife of the seven
shall she be? for they all had her.  And Jesus answering, said to
them: You err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God. 
For in the resurrection they shall neither marry nor be married; but
shall be as the angels of God in heaven. [Matthew 22]
The above message - that souls and spirits do not possess a specific
- is so important that it appears in the Gospels according
Matthew, Mark and Luke.
those who cohabitate without the benefit of a Sacramental Marriage:
This is the easiest socio-spiritual anomaly to deal with. If a couple
does not believe
in the importance and value of a Sacramental Marriage - that is - in
the importance of a Sacrament, they should not be upset if they are
denied Holy Communion. However, they should be made to feel welcome in
Community and partake of the blessed bread spoken about in the
of this document - were it available.
One never knows. One day, the Holy Spirit of God may be able to move
them to request a Sacramental Marriage. That would be very unlikely if
they had not been welcome in a Parish Family.
artificial birth control:
If the alleged shepherds would make time to pray, they would finally
understand what is truly behind their ban on artificial birth
control. It is the same core reason as to why Muslims forbid the
ingestion of alcoholic beverages. That reason is the inability
for man - when he is devoid of the guidance by the Holy Spirit of God -
to exercise self control.
Why are Muslims able to avoid ingesting alcohol? It is because
most, who are not religious fanatics, were properly educated in their
faith. They recognize
their limitations and weaknesses
, thus the dangers that drinking
alcohol may pose for them.
The ban on artificial birth control attempts to
force man not
to treat sexual interaction as just another sport. However, what
the above-mentioned shepherds have failed to realize is that humans, without the proper Evangelization
do turn sexual interaction into just another sport, and they could not care less
such bans or the consequences of their violation.
Adults united by a valid
Sacramental Marriage and guided by the Holy Spirit of God would responsibly use
the gift of
sexual interaction with a loved one without
and/or limitations from those who do not even understand the reason for
The fallout from such failed theology is the demonization of all
protected sexual interaction. This has resulted in: (a)
Forcing intelligent humans to reject not only the ban, but also many
other soul-saving aspects of the Faith; and (b) Forcing ignorant
humans, who would view protected sex as a demonic act, to become
protected sexual interaction as
a stopgap measure
reduce the death toll caused by AIDS while providing proper
Evangelization which - if humanity had the time - would develop
responsible adults who would seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit of
We believe that what we have set forth above reflects the Will
of God for we do not have the spiritual and/or intellectual capacity to
be able to propose such a harmonious solution for the socio-spiritual
tangled web which has resulted from a completely failed
effort by the Roman Catholic Church.
Document On-Line http://www.mgr.org/SynodOnFamily_Report.html
Published on November 29, 2015
- First Sunday of Advent
2015 by The M+G+R