Season 4 Wrap Up
Podcast: Season 4, Episode 12
It’s been a great season of PFG with some amazing guests!
In this last episode, Dominic and I wrap up the summer by reflecting back on some of the ideas and conversations from this season that have stuck with us.
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Looking ahead, we’re taking a longer than usual break before the next (5th!) season. So we will probably be back in two or three months.
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This week, Paul and Dominic wrap up the season by reflecting back on some of the interviews and discussions this summer that have stuck with them. They specifically bring up the interview with Dr. Marcus Mescher and his proposal that there needs to be a new way of doing Church in order to address all the harm caused by the culture of institutional self-protection in the Church. They discuss if synodality is that new way of doing Church.
“In effect, doctrine, or better, our understanding and expression of it, is not a closed system, devoid of the dynamic capacity to pose questions, doubts, inquiries. The questions of our people, their suffering, their struggles, their dreams, their trials and their worries, all possess an interpretational value that we cannot ignore if we want to take the principle of the incarnation seriously. Their wondering helps us to wonder, their questions question us” (Gaudete et Exsultate 44).
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