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.
Leave it to the baby boomers to chose someone like her to exemplify what it means to be Catholic
ABS: For what it's worth, I take exception. Her blog posts are consistently good and consistently Catholic. Whatever the "someone like her" is about, as a stand alone it seems a line unworthy of someone like you. Just saying..... -JM
Dear JM It is exceedingly difficult, some would say impossible, to find anything ABS writes to be unworthy of him but for crying out loud, did you read the Culture Wars piece about who she is and what she has done and about her two husbands and five kids?
Lord have Mercy.
She is the Catholic version of orthodoxy as Limbaugh is a conservative despite his many marriages and drug addictions etc
In better days, she would have either clammed-up given what she has done or she would have been shunned.
Now, it maters only what you say, not what you do
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