Synodality for Steubenville…Why not? by Regis Martin

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[Photo: Bishop Jeffrey Monforton [credit: Diocese of Steubenville])

By Regis Martin, Crisis Magazine, Oct. 21, 2022

Regis Martin is Professor of Theology and Faculty Associate with the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. …

When the news first broke announcing the imminent end of the Steubenville diocese, not even the Holy Ghost, so it would appear, had been told. By all accounts, only the bishop himself knew, and he alone would decide, which he unilaterally did the other day. End of story.

Of course, it was all done on the basis of the strangest sort of arithmetic I’ve ever seen. Not enough clergy? Check. Too little cash? Check. So, let’s just shut the place down.  …

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