Wheels Within Wheels? by Robert Royal

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*Image: On July 8, 2015, Bolivian President Evo Morales presented Pope Francis with a crucifix carved into a wooden hammer and sickle (L’Osservatore Romano/AP)

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing, 21, 2019

The Synod on the Amazon resumes today for its third and final week. Things slowed down over the weekend, so today’s synod report will be brief; we wait to see what will develop as the last days unfold.

The ultimate outcome is not much in doubt, owing to the fact that the main lines were baked into the Working Document. In addition, the people selected to participate are almost exclusively of a certain orientation that’s not only Latin American, but even from the “peripheries” of Latin America. And is making heavy use of a group that, it seems, is supposed to trump all other considerations: “indigenous peoples.”

With all due respect to such persons, many of whom are sincere in their faith and – from my personal experience over the past two weeks – manifest a real desire to think about new ways to preach the Gospel more effectively, this whole exercise has not exactly inspired confidence in those of us living in the rest of this global reality we call the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church…

Read more at  https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2019/10/21/wheels-within-wheels/