Yet, looking at 'The Voice of the Pope and the Church', Vatican Radio does have something of an 'NGO' feel about it at the moment which is disconcerting. Much of the content is quite laudable, in a humanitarian sense, but there is not really much teaching about what the Church actually believes - the Faith of the Church. Why can there not be, as well as the Church speaking out about the injustices that take place in the world, some element of the supernatural Faith which we, at Baptism and Confirmation, profess and proclaim that we believe.
One priestly blogger today asks why there is an apparent trend among Catholics bloggers to keep counsel and blog considerably less. It seems to me that the big crunch issues facing the Papacy and the Church today are certainly big issues but that the issues are not the real issue. The big question I face as a Catholic blogger is this:
'What are Catholics to do or what are Catholics to say if Peter follows the lead of the majority of Bishops in the Church and stops talking about Eternal Life, talking instead only about life in this World?'
That is really what is at the heart of the conflicts surrounding the Synod. Do we believe in Eternal Life anymore? If Peter suggests, by saying nothing - or next to nothing - about Eternal Life, then does the Church no longer profess it? If Peter only talks about life in this world, then does he speak for Christ and the whole Church or only for himself?
Where Peter is, there is the Church, where the Church is there is eternal life, but what if the Successor of Peter and the overwhelming majority of the Successors to the Apostles keep silent on eternal life?