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By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture, Feb 16, 2022

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org.


Preparations for the Synod on Synodality are being “welcomed with great enthusiasm,” we are told. And who brings us this good new? Why, the people responsible for those preparations, of course.

To be fair, the Office of the Synod did concede, in its rosy progress report, that the preparatory process, with its countless local meetings and listening sessions, has failed to reassure skeptics. “There is also a certain mistrust among the laity who doubt that their contributions will really be taken into consideration.” …

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