Family synod fathers stopped from seeing marriage book

A Vatican department allegedly stopped copies of a book defending the Church’s teaching on marriage from getting to many attendees at last year’s synod.

“Remaining in the Truth of Christ” contained contributions from the Vatican’s doctrinal chief Cardinal Gerhard Müller, church historian Cardinal Walter Brandmüller and American Cardinal Raymond Burke.

The book aimed to counter arguments put forward by German Cardinal Walter Kasper who had proposed a way to that could see divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to Communion.

The book was mailed to all the fathers at the extraordinary synod on the family. Some received it.

Vatican sources allege the head of the synod’s secretariat, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, ordered the books be intercepted.

This is because they would “interfere with the synod”.

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