A little Newspeak, a little gerrymandering, a little more lobbying, and before you know it…

…it’s a full-blown synod!

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From my latest at One Peter Five:

Synod 2015: The Language Event That Keeps on Giving

Widely touted as a conservative victory (by conservative commentators, at least), the true impact of the synod–as Steve Skojec recently argued here–is turning out to be as polyhedral and contested as the pope who called for it. A Rashomon synod for a Rorschach pope, if you will.

Indeed, Francis himself hinted at this messy, gerrymandering (if not to say hydra-like) process in his closing address to the synod….

Drop on by to read the whole thing, constructive comments always welcome!


About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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2 Responses to A little Newspeak, a little gerrymandering, a little more lobbying, and before you know it…

  1. Earlier this year ABS was preparing to go to Europe on vacation and so, in his haste, he drafted Blasé Cupich as a Bishop for his Church (The Atavistic Bavardages) in The Ecclesia Fantasy League and now nobody will trade another Bishop for him, and the Bishop waiver wire is teeming with unknowns (suppose it’d be safe to draft a Ukranian Byzantine Catholic Bishop?) but now, after reading the response of the SSPX to The Synod, ABS almost wishes he had drafted Fellay, but he is no longer available.

    Any advice?

    O, yeah, your piece was great; your writing gets better and better.

  2. Dear Brother ABS,

    I really appreciate your accolades. We have to keep struggling on, rousting out the sappers by mocking their BSBSB (Sacronsanctly Balkanizing BullShit) with the finest prose we can muster. My writing is every bit an extension of my Confirmation.

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