Sunday, October 25, 2015

Synod 2015: Initial Media Reactions

Within minutes of the release of the much-anticipated Relazione Finale, as well as a surprise address made by Pope Francis to the Synod Fathers, the media spin went into overdrive. Like most faithful Catholics, I will withhold any detailed comment on the document until an official translation has been provided. Until then, we can poke fun at the huge spectrum of spin being put on the matter. Here are the major headlines published to date. The articles can be accessed by clicking on the link in the titles:

Perhaps nothing captures the spirit of subterfuge and obfuscation permeating certain strains of coverage of this event as does the following tweet from Austen Ivereigh:

1 comment:

  1. This is the beginning of a very dark time. Looking forward to your closer look at this mess, and the critiques of other thoughtful commentators. I have a very bad feeling from reading the translation of 5 or 6 paragraphs over on Rorate. And Francis' talk? I felt afraid when I read that.


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