Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Pray for the Synod

I know there has been a lot of cynicism about the Synod on Synodality, and I'd be lying if I said that I've been terribly enthusiastic about it myself.

I went to one of the consultations in my local parish. There were two, but I had Covid when the second one came along. The one I attended wasn't terribly inspiring, but there was nothing objectionable about it either. It felt like a bit of a non-event, more than anything else.

Of course, I understand the anxiety that this process is being controlled by sinister forces in the Church. But ultimately, the Holy Spirit is in charge. There's a danger of becoming completely soaked in negativity.

In any case, nothing can be lost by praying for the Synod, as our bishops have urged us to do.


  1. The wisest comment I've seen on this — thank you! I too went to some of the consultations and heard nothing objectionable. If 'synodality' really does mean journeying together along the lines of the principle of subsidiarity, then it is fine by me.

    1. Thank you! I'll admit to some anxiety about the process, but I try to remember Peter walking on the water towards our Lord.