Certainly, the Vatican’s choice for “Profound Consensus” over polarization in the Church would seem to be the most logical one. But is it?
Logical or not, the Church is well on the road to a profound consensus which may not be what Vatican secretary Cardinal Parolin was recommending.
National Catholic Reporter: Cardinal Parolin addresses US bishops with call for ‘profound consensus’
Vatican II expert, Massimo Faggioli, describes the reality and danger of one-way polarization within the Church. See link below where Rite Beyond Rome responds to his La Croix International article:
To Read more: https://www.scribd.com/document/370006049/Church-Polarization-or-Stifling-Consensus-Not-the-Only-Choices…
To download PDF: Church Polarization or Dangerous Consensus?
When “profound consensus” is rooted in “safe choice” over the risk of allowing the Holy Spirit to break through staid Catholic consciousness, is it the preferred choice for the Church in the world today?
In this instance, wouldn’t it be wiser and more rational to diversify the Church’s expressions of Catholicism in ways that maintain “consensual unity” AND dynamic and creative diversity…?
…as described in the 1973 book, POLARIZATION IN THE CHURCH, edited by Hans Kung and Walter Kasper?
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