A plenary council in the Catholic Church is at the pinnacle of the Church’s assemblies. Australia held its last plenary council in 1937. The Catholic Church in Australia, presumably via the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ACBC), has announced a plenary council to take place with assemblies in 2021 and 2022. This is a major happening in Australia.
I predict the Plenary Council 2020 will be an all-out assault by the Catholic left to gain absolute control of the Church. As with Vatican II and the recent synods on the family and the Amazon, the council will be a political contest with traditionalists defending the Church of the centuries against the misrepresentations, manoeuvrings, manipulations, and name-calling of the left.
This page will provide links to commentaries and news about the council. I have marked comments and articles I find important or indicative of my view thus: ***
The slogan for the council is ‘Listening to what the Spirit is saying…’ The spirit in this case is the spirit of the minds of the Catholic left who aim to merge state and church according to a feminist/Marxist model. Of course, the aim is cloaked in a great deal of rhetorical waffle that sounds Catholic.
What now for Catholics – Geraldine Doogue interview Archbishop Coleridge, COMPASS***