"NPR is calling it a “seismic change”. Hysterical Reactionaries like Christopher Ferrara in my email box are calling it a “catastrophe” while declaring that the Pope worships an “invented deity”. (Remind me again: the difference between Reactionary Catholics and Fundamentalist Protestants is what now?) And the Catholics in the middle are just trying to figure out what’s going on? So what’s all the hysteria about? Well, to put it simply, it’s a sort of whirlwind of media theological illiteracy and Reactionary panic, all generated by the completely non-volatile mixture of Catholicism, politics and sex being tackled by #Synod14. Easy peasy!" (M. Shea, Patheos.com, 10/13/14)
Thanks, Mark. Call us when the shuttle lands.