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Australian archbishop: don’t blame all Synod proposals on Holy Spirit

October 23, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: “We’ve got to be careful about blaming everything — all our opinions, our interests, lobbies, and factions — putting all that on the Holy Spirit,” says Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Syndey, Australia.

Speaking from the Synod meeting in Rome, the Australian prelate said that any proposition that contradicts the message of the Gospel is “not of the Holy Spirit.” He added that the Spirit is “only ever going to be saying things that are consistent with what Christ has revealed to us in the apostolic tradition.”

Questioned about the general mood of the Synod assembly, Archbishop Fisher said that it is difficult to gauge, because participants only hear one report from each of the 35 small-group discussions, and “you know whether that report is reporting what one person said or what all 12 people that table said.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Oct. 26, 2023 10:37 PM ET USA

    Quite a perceptive and orthodox Catholic prelate.