By Peter O'Dwyer
Many prelates at the 2015 Synod spoke of a "language event." Synod Fathers claimed the Church's earlier language, which was geared towards precision, was too "offensive" to those living in sin, and sought to soften it. They wanted to make a push from a "Teaching Church" to a "Listening Church." Even more, certain clerics are trying to swap out the Church's strong prophetic voice for a less threatening, more pastoral one.
Does the language of the Church really need to be changed? Or is a darker agenda at play?
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