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?