Bishop Tobin of the Providence diocese has some interesting random thoughts on the Synod;
It’s an enormous challenge to maintain pristine doctrinal purity while at the same time respond to the experiential, personal, and difficult needs of married couples and families. Behind every arcane discussion of gradualism and natural law there are parents and children awaiting God’s grace.
— In trying to accommodate the needs of the age, as Pope Francis suggests, the Church risks the danger of losing its courageous, counter-cultural, prophetic voice, a voice that the world needs to hear.
— Have we learned that it’s probably not a good idea to publish half-baked minutes of candid discussions about sensitive topics, especially when we know that the secular media will hijack the preliminary discussions for their own agendas?
PopeWatch is relieved that God is still in charge, but a study of history reveals that often God allows humans to have their way, as the various disasters that dot the story of Man clearly indicate. The thoughts of the Bishop may be random, but PopeWatch suspects that they reflect many of the participants in the Synod who would believe that describing it as a mess is probably the kindest term that could be used for it.