The NICE Synod

It will not surprise you that I find the ongoing Synod on Synodality undertaken by the Catholic Church at Vatican instigation to be amusing at best. Why? In part because it’s an epic exercise in navel-gazing. The West is in serious danger of being lost to Christianity, and the Vatican’s idea of leadership is to bring everybody together to talk about getting together to talk. Plus, the whole thing seems to be a cynical exercise in which progressive men in charge manufacture popular legitimacy for the changes they want to make anyway. Besides which, it’s total cringe. Behold, via the Vatican Cringe Factory, the felt banners of our time:

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