"Spiritual formation cannot be forced, only prepared for. Hence its means cannot be those of conquest, but only of facilitation and preparation." [Adrian van Kaam, Studies in Formative Spirituality, I, 2 (1980), 303]

Differing Opinions Emerging for the Synod

JCardinalsWhile the geographic epicenter of the resistance is above all in Africa, that of the innovators is central Europe, in particular Germany, France, and Switzerland. The presidents of the episcopal conferences of these three countries organized last May 25 in Rome, at the Pontifical Gregorian University, a sort of shadow synod whose ambitious ideas were afterward published in three languages on the website of the German episcopal conference. Read more