Consultation exercises disappoint when they promise more than they can deliver

Consultation exercises disappoint when they promise more than they can deliver A delegate holds a Bible leading a prayer walk at a pre-synodal assembly in the sixth-century monastic site of Clonmacnoise in Ireland June 18, 2022. It was in preparation for the universal synod convened by Pope Francis for 2021-2023. Photo: CNS
Despite the popular appeal of Pope Francis, the vast majority of Irish Catholics ignored the synodal consultation process, writes Fr Andrew McMahon Appreciation is due to this newspaper for its recent Synodal Times, outlining the contents of the various diocesan synodal syntheses. From figures contained within the summaries, the participation/response rate per diocese appears to…
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