A “digital” Synod?

When I worked in the PCED, frustrated with the resistance to any new tech, I developed the phrase, “Here in the Vatican we update our equipment every 50 years, whether it needs it or not.”

I note with apprehensive amusement a piece at Crux entitled

Synod tiptoes into digital age, but are bishops thinking big enough?

After the way the last Synod (“walking together”) was rigged, who can tell what “digital” and “big enough” might entail?

I am skeptical that they will be able to organize and implement any tech more complicated than a bird cage.

In any event, as Zuhlio sang during the last goat rodeo there will still be Fifty Ways To Rig A Synod.

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  1. AA Cunningham says:

    “goat rodeo”

    Should be able to come up with some Z Swag featuring that gem.

  2. Christopher Meier says:

    So it’s too much to expect that the Synod documents will be kept using blockchain technology, I guess.

    [I expect they will still use the block books method, however.]

  3. Marius2k4 says:

    The fact that there was a “International Festival of Creativity In Pastoral Management” makes me cringe really, really hard.

    Domine Deus adjuvare nos fideles digneris a sinistrorum nugis…

  4. Fr_Andrew says:

    Coming Soon : The First Skype Council ?

    If so, you wonder in 500 years if some kid in Catechmism class would think that such a council was held somewhere in Ireland.

    I wonder if Russia would get involved in hacking it …

  5. JonPatrick says:

    The Isle of Skype? Isn’t that in Scotland? :)

    So they are going to use social media to “listen to the young” and crunch “big data” so we can find out what the young want, so they can figure out how to water down Catholic teaching enough to appeal to today’s generation.

    Maybe instead of worrying about “listening” we ought to be worrying about teaching solid Catholic truth then maybe they would have something worth listening to.

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