19 October 2023, The Tablet

True and false reformers


The submission and patience so often demanded of reformers involves ... a kind of self-abnegation.

True and false reformers

Pope Francis sits in on synodal discussions in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall.
PHOTO: ALAMY/ABACA/VATICAN MEDIA

 
The journey of synodality that Francis is advocating is an audacious attempt to set the Church on a new path – but he is following a model of change with roots deep in the history of the Church.
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User Comments (1)

Comment by: Sr. Gabriela of the Incarnation, O.C.D.
Posted: 21/10/2023 22:34:43
St. Teresa of Avila wrote, “If anyone should see that her Order is falling away in anything, let her try to be a stone on which it can be rebuilt. The Lord will help in this.” (“Found.” 4, 7). I think that this is valid for those who see the Church falling away in anything.