The Francis Era
Synod of Bishops Ends, Church Stays Catholic
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  • Nathaniel Greene

    Pope Francis is in over his head. This is a defeat for him and reflects just how out of touch he is with the vast majority of bishops and catholic communicants.

    • FriendlyGoat

      Francis has delighted the world by reminding us all (Catholics and non-Catholics) why “The Church” even exists. (Hint: It’s not to empower a bunch of Bishops in clubby little local kingdoms.) Some of the Catholics don’t like that, which is truly unfortunate.

  • PDX_traveler

    water dripping on a stone will, over time, shape the stone. Most people do not view things in the longer term, but fret not: the church will follow its flock as much as lead: as it has in the past, it will in the future. No firm succeeded by ignoring its customers.

  • TheCynical1

    As the saying goes, “Love the sinner, hate the sin.” That’s all I see here. This concept went right over the heads of both the media and the traditionalists, with both camps misinterpreting greater love for sinners as greater love for sins.

    • jeburke

      They don’t believe there is such a thing as sin, so it’s impossible for them to understand Christians.

  • FriendlyGoat

    Whether you look at government bureaucracies, police departments, prison management, the military-industrial complex or large Church denominations, the middle management is often where the pains in the butt reside and thrive. A church run by its bishops will always be a disappointment.

    This Pope has stepped out with the priorities of real evangelism and a focus on concern for the world’s poor. Those priorities are the ones suffering as the Bishops demand to worry more about their traditions than anything important.

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