The article eschewed the fact that the October meeting has broad support within the Catholic Church and that the proposal to allow priests to marry in short-staffed regions is a footnote on its agenda. The meeting is taking its cue from indigenous and marginalized communities. We should be quoting those voices.
As a Catholic, this meeting gives me hope. Not because it may approve this or that specific proposal, but because it’s a model for others: One of the most powerful institutions in the world is taking seriously its responsibility to learn from indigenous communities and care for the planet. Others should follow suit.