“It is arrogant for powerful, wealthy nations to dictate what priorities developing countries should embrace.
“Exclusion is not the language of the church.”
“We’re not giving in to the secular agenda.”
“Respect for every human person does not mean respect for every human behavior.”
Keep calm and synod on.
Pastorally, for the moment.
Next up: the small-group discussions.
“They try to entice us, to threaten us, with money.”
“There is a law of graduality. There is no graduality to the law.”
Unity vs the “do-it-yourself ministry.”
On the road again …
“I am not the target, the target is another.”
Or just business as usual?
Are married priests on the Vatican’s agenda?
Come back and face the music
“Treat these rallies this week as you would the opening of a thoughtful movie with two female leads: don’t show up.”
“He’s going nuclear.”