Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Synod on the Eucharist

John Allen discusses the propositions coming out of the Synod, and they are rather unremarkable. While the discussions have been forthright, it seems when all is said and done the Synod as a whole can think of nothing pastorally that might solve the problems that exist. I give you the two quotes that Allen gives to sum up all of this...From John Allen at NCR:

One synod participant told NCR on Tuesday morning that in his view, the propositions "faithfully reflect the discussion on the synod floor."

Another participant, however, expressed dissatisfaction. "I wonder why in the hell they brought us here and put us through all this," he said Oct. 18, "to say absolutely nothing more than what has been painfully said for decades."

This participant expressed hope that since Benedict XVI listened to most of the discussions, he might come up with more innovative responses to some of the pastoral problems identified in the synod.

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  1. I tend to agree with the participant who said "I wonder why in the hell they brought us here and put us through all this," he said Oct. 18, "to say absolutely nothing more than what has been painfully said for decades."

    In the Ratzinger Report of 1985 the then Cardinal Ratzinger outlined all of the problems afflicting the Church which he said had been realised in 1975. Now, in 2005 we have a synod to tell the self same problems but worsened by the continuous practise of them over the last 20 years.

    When will it be time for Rome to say 'enough is enough' and roll up their sleeves to clean out the Augean Stables which seems to be the Church these days.

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