Friday, October 07, 2005

The Real Beginning of B16's Pontificate

The synod taking place in Rome this month has been fascinating so far. Before this week, I had no idea that the Vatican holds these meetings every so often (Synod is latin for a council or an assembly)for invited bishops and laity (13 women this time around) to discuss topics around a theme. This year's theme is the Eucharist and the fathers have been talking about priest shortages and mandatory celibacy, rubrics, communion for pro-abortion politicians, and social justice. The Tablet calls this synod "the real beginning of Benedict XVI’s pontificate."