A carrier pigeon dropped this in my In Box from Guy Noir - Private Eye:
"What is Mark Shea going to do now that his Girl Friday - Shout Out Crony to Bask in Her Respectability - is Synod weary and skeptical?" [emphasis added]Here's what he means: from Amy Welborn, "#Synod2015:It's Tight" (Charlotte was Both, October 21, 2015)
This gives "jaded" a whole new color. But I think it would be disingenuous to suggest that few of the faithful in the "bleachers" watching this thing have felt much different. Bottom line: What was the point of the Synod? What was accomplished? Yes, I know all about what the take-away will be for the Devil and his drive-by media and Judas priests and Judas bishops. I know what the "spirit of synodality" will mean in the days ahead, much as I know what the "spirit of Vatican II" has meant since the 1960s. But what, if anything, was in it for the good of the Church? Let me repeat that: what, if anything, was in this synod for the good of the Church? Let that sink in and sleep on it. Then tell me if you think you have an answer in the morning.