Here’s America magazine’s rush translation of Pope Francis’s speech to the Synod today. Shorter Pope Francis: “Remember, I’m the Pope, and I make the decisions around here.”

The Jesuit Father Jim Martin knows that something is up:

Meaning, as you continue to read Fr. Jim’s thread, that the Pope is going to change the doctrine himself, call it pastoral practice, and expect them all to get in line, because he’s the Pope and they are Catholics. If this happens, then the Trads will have been proven right, and the fix really was in from the beginning. More: