I suppose we shouldn’t expect much, right? Given that the accusation is that the powers that be in the Vatican have known for decades about clerical abuse, the idea that the Vatican staffed by largely the same people changing things up and reforming themselves is a bit of a stretch.
Still, it is disappointing to see the talk from the pope and others that we should lower our expectations about the coming meeting. The laity don’t want to wait for needed reforms, but the Vatican doesn’t get it. They say things move extremely slowly with the Catholic Church, but you’d think in the age of Modernism we’d at least get some efficiency-inspired action.
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