In an unconscionable power play, today’s Vatican shenanigans have revealed the meaning of the much-bandied-about watchword “synodality.”
It is decidedly not subsidiarity. Rather it is centralization: an attempt to impose controlling structures upon most bishops by increasing the power of archbishops.
As a reporter at the news conference following this astonishing proposal pointed out, McCarrick was an archbishop. Law was an archbishop. One could go on and on.
There is a callous disregard for the victims of abuse here. Abuse is a weaponization of sexuality. Weaponizing a synod on abuse to achieve irrelevant and predetermined ends redoubles the injury.
St. Peter, pray for us!