How Many Committees?

CNS reports another assignment for Cardinal George: the committee that oversees follow-up to the synod on the Word just completed plus prepares the next synod.

I don’t mention this as an indictment of him because of his softness on sex abusers–that’s enough of a topic for any other post. While many Catholics moan about the bureaucracy of the USCCB, might some of the problem they identify be bishops who are overworked and overcommitted?

Why couldn’t lay people work on the follow-up and help plan the next synod? Is Holy Orders required to run a bureaucracy?

Anybody know how many committees and boards the cardinal serves?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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4 Responses to How Many Committees?

  1. “Is Holy Orders required to run a bureaucracy?”

    No, but seminary training might be required to make it seem interesting.

  2. Jimmy Mac says:

    Lay people ACTUALLY be taken seriously and given the chance to do what any intelligent person can and could do, i.e., work on the follow-up and help plan the next synod?

    Surely you jest! How does that fit into the “pray, pay and obey” definition? It’s bad enough that Our Ontological Betters are actually considering formally empowering some women to be (gasp!) Lectors!

  3. Deacon Eric says:

    “Is Holy Orders required to run a bureaucracy?”

    Why Todd, I’m surprised at you. Everyone knows that holy orders makes one an expert in everything!

  4. Annika says:

    Good one Deacon Eric! LOL!

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