What’s at Stake with the Synod?

Stephen White of Catholic University writes about the ongoing “synod on synodality” in the Catholic Church.

“The mission of the Church is nothing less than the proclamation of the Gospel for the salvation of souls. The stakes, in other words, could not be higher for the world or for those of us with the baptismal responsibility to proclaim the Gospel.

“The Synod will struggle to serve that mission if it busies itself with worldly concerns. If those directing the Synod at every level of the Church present it in worldly terms – political, bureaucratic, ideological terms – then it will surely become merely that.

“And that would be a tragedy: an opportunity squandered, and a counter-Gospel proclaimed.”

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