Synodality is what you make of it

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the concept of synodality as the Church prepares for the “synod on the synod.”

“Concerns about the pitfalls or potential abuses of synodality ought to be acknowledged, but it would be a terrible mistake to dismiss the promise of synodality out of hand. If reinvigorating the Church’s evangelizing mission is not reason enough for Catholics to put their best foot forward on the synod, another thought might be: the failure or refusal of the faithful to engage in the synodal process only ensures that the most cynical or ideological voices will be the only ones heard.”

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