The Synod on the Family has opened. Will this be the end of the Church as we know it? Will it be a moment for “traditional values” to be affirmed? Shall we be treated to a mountain of neo-Catholic claims that everything which transpires is in perfect continuity with the past? Etc., etc., etc.

Regardless, I have no plans whatsoever to discuss the Synod on Opus Publicum. If something truly notable — and verifiable — emerges from the meeting, then maybe a word or two is in order. Otherwise, I am content to leave it to the “experts” to prognosticate and/or panic about this needless and confusing Synod.