You can read Cardinal Tobin's take on synodality. In saying a lot, he says absolutely nothing. You can read by pressing the title:
1. It's about change, making the Church more welcoming, going out to the peripheries, and bringing the Gospel. Has not the Church done this for 2000 years? I have always felt welcome in a Catholic Church no matter where I was. I also felt the call to seek forgiveness of my sins with clear teaching which showed me what sin was and where it was in my life. Is this wrong now?
2. It is a call to conversion. But Tobin doesn't say conversion to what or who. Is it conversion to synodality? Idolatry hogwash.
Bottom line is the erroneous thinking of Cardinal Tobin. He denigrates those who teach the faith and upholds those who live the faith. Teachers who have all the answers can tell us about Mary, but the Faithful show us how to love Mary.
I have no gripe about that other than to say, as with so much in Catholicism, it isn't either/or but both/and. Why not embrace the fullness of expressions in the Church along with its intellectual pursuits and desire for precision and law and order?
3. By changing the Church, it appears that a rather lack luster direct and authoritative rebuke of the German Church is precisely what Pope Francis wants. The Germans are leading the way to change and conversion to the idolatrous synodal system they envision. Thus this conversion is not to Christ and the Splendor of Truth but to apostasy.