The Cincinnati’s synodal experience with conclusions seems not to be a manipulation of Catholic teaching in a gnostic way, but a desire to be faithful to the perennial magisterium of the Church. They don’t seem to want a Church frozen in the 1960/70’s mentality that has led to the wintertime the post-Vatican II Church is recovering since about 2013.
Here’s a snippet of the report on this synodal process:
NEW YORK – Key findings cited in the first U.S. diocesan synod report available for public consumption highlight a strong desire from parishioners for the Church to better reach out to the marginalized, be more transparent, be more consistent in moral teaching, and focus on the “critical” need to re-engage youth and young adults in the faith.
My comments: What is sad for the aging current papacy and His Holiness aging advisors, frozen in the late 1960’s, is that the one movement in the Church with universal appeal to young clergy and laity, the pope is attempting to crush in the most ugly authoritarian way. This movement, known for re-engaging youth and young adults, if properly guided by bishops and all priests, could have led to a new springtime for the Church so desired by Vatican II and evidently desired by the faithful of Cincinnati.
Incredibly, the Holy Father, incapable of understanding why young people today love the Ancient Latin Mass, criticizes them for their engagement in the Church, their enthusiasm and zeal for the faith and wants to crush all of that to make the Church more like dying religious orders, especially women religious orders, graying, balding and on medication and life support and with absolutely no new young vocations.
IT MAKE NO SENSE!