What’s at Stake with the Synod? by Stephen P. White

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By Stephen P. White, The Catholic Thing, Jan. 13, 2022

Stephen P. White is executive director of The Catholic Project at The Catholic University of America and a fellow in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.


Stephen P. WhiteA lot of Catholics are, if you haven’t noticed, somewhat ambivalent about the Synod on Synodality. This ambivalence – which for some verges into outright skepticism – is not reserved to “conservatives” or “critics” of Pope Francis.

Earlier this month, in America Magazine, Fr. Louis Cameli, who serves as Cardinal Blase Cupich’s delegate for formation and mission in the Archdiocese of Chicago, wrote about how his initial enthusiasm for the Synod has been tempered by “questions and hesitations.” The preparatory documents for the Synod, he writes, are full of “noble aspirations,” but are “also a bit overdrawn.” He goes on …