Synod consultation; user friendly version

In relation to the Synod, I did a re-phrasing of the discussion questions for a coming parish assembly on the Synod, since the questions as posed in the official document are not user-friendly; and also the paragraph reference numbers to the Relatio are inaccurate.
It may be of interest to some users of the ACP website. It’s on four A4 pages, so it could be printed on a single A3 sheet printed both sides. I thought of cutting out some parts, but it seems better to have people make their own selections.
It’s attached, in PDF and Word (for adaptation) formats.
Synod Discussion Questions Re-presented (PDF)
Download  Synod Discussion Questions Re-presented (Word)
Also the full Lineamenta with the original questions, arranged & typographically set out on 20 A4 pages, for those who want the full original item.
SYNOD Lineamenta 2015 (PDF)
Pádraig McCarthy

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  1. Joe O'Leary says:

    “What analytical tools are currently being used in these times of anthropological and cultural changes; what are the more significant positive or negative results?”
    I wish the Vatican people would adopt your translation instantly — but seeing what they’ve done with the liturgy, I suppose they think their impenetrable screed is just fine, thank you very much.
    Meanwhile the Synod has developed into a mighty bore, and the famed synodal process is dwindling to a media tiff between the Pope and Cardinal Burke.

  2. Teresa Mee says:

    Thanks for that, Padraig.
    I know that the Linneamenta have been sent to all parishes in Dublin Archdiocese. From what I hear, few parishes are engaging in on-going study and discussion. It looks as if, like in the Eucharistic celebration it will be a one-way communication, ‘Father’ to children.
    Maybe it’s time for the parish communities – insofar as they are communities – to take the bull by the horns.

  3. Noel Casey says:

    You’re correct but maybe if the whole thing was issued in an intelligible language people might engage with it.
    The use of Latin terms, Linneamenta for crying out loud, can only be to ensure that as few as possible engage with it. In that the Vatican authorities are very successful.

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