For example, someone might reasonably ask, "What do you think are the chances that the Synod will produce a policy of allowing public adulterers to receive sacrilegious communion?"
My answer is simple: "It's either 100% or 0%."
Now mind you, this isn't an "I don't know" answer wearing some disguise. I do know. It's either 100% or 0%. I can say for sure which one after the fact.
In my opinion, there is no better event about which to make this answer a subject for meditation and mortification than the Synod
1. She will disregard and attempt to nullify the words of Her Divine Spouse Himself as to the indissolubility (and nature) of marriage, as well as defy the scriptural teaching on the proper disposition to receive Holy Communion; or,
2. She will uphold the truth as expressed by Our Lord, the Scriptures, and unbroken Tradition, in spite of an orchestrated plot to do so involving Catholics-in-name at every level of the Church, from lowest to highest, lay and clerical.
Regardless of the outcome, it is the stuff of trembling. Outcome one will be a flat-out disaster crying out for chastisement, that will ruin countless souls. Outcome two will be little short of a miracle, considering the powerful array of persons urging repudiation of the truth and the abandoning of the faith.
You may read much sobering and helpful analysis on the Synod from those few remaining outlets that care about the faith. To take just one example, Hilary White is on the consummate "roll" on this subject, as you can see here, here, and here. Things are serious indeed. She notes that we should not merely shrug our shoulders because "somehow" the Holy Ghost will make all well in the end.
I agree. He may in fact in the end make things well, but we need to pray for it, sacrifice for it, and prepare ourselves and others should evil instead prevail for a day.
The Synod, regardless of the politics and the sleight-of-hand, is an all or nothing proposition. The faith, the truth, the sacraments-- they will be upheld or they will be rejected.
We face a choice. Will we remain true to Jesus Christ or not? In other words, will we remain Catholic? And if we would, what are we prepared to give up to be so?
We have fewer than fifty days to decide. The chances are either 100% or 0%.