By Edward Pentin.
Yours truly had dinner with the author last week. A very fine scholar and journalist.
"Intrigue or inexperience? Did key leaders of the recent Extraordinary
Synod of Bishops try to manipulate the outcome to support a change in
Catholic practice and perhaps in Catholic teaching on divorce and
remarriage and same-sex activity? Did they undermine Pope Francis'
vision of an "open" discussion? Critics claim Cardinal Baldissieri, the
man Pope Francis trusted to oversee the Synod’s discussion of family
issues, along with some of his associates, tried to predetermine the
outcome of the Synod’s deliberations and its documents. Supporters say
Cardinal Baldissieri was inexperienced at running a synod and any
missteps were innocent mistakes. International reporter and analyst
Edward Pentin investigates the allegations, accusations, and facts
surrounding the controversial meeting of select bishops of the world."