"If I cannot listen to the subtle manifestation of rich reality in my environment, I will necessarily try to impose my wilful codes on others. If I am not open to reality and do not obey the voice of reality, a terrible distortion takes place. Sooner or later I will turn the whole relationship around: Instead of listening to reality in people and events, I become convinced that reality in people and events should listen to me."

[Adrian van Kaam, The Art of Existential Counseling, Dimension Books, 1966, 80.]

Synod According to Jesuit Periodical La Civillita Cattolica

JSynodThe periodical's Editor-in-Chief, Fr. Spadaro SJ, talks about the Synod's failure to reach a two-thirds majority vote on the issue of remarried divorcees: the decision was "anomalous in a way because it is as if 74 out of 183 fathers didn't want the discussion to be recorded, pretending it had never even taken place". Read More