The process of transforming the way the Catholic Church is run to make it more responsive to the People of God was always bound to tread on toes, sometimes painfully. There are signs already that the process is being filtered, as those in charge of it do not always like what they hear. A few whistleblowers are emerging in England and Wales already (cf. Letters, page 16), claiming they are finding it hard to reconcile what archbishops and bishops say they are being told with what the people who took part in the process remembered was said.
Lay voices have a right to be listened to
The power of the synod
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