The great Father Zed points out that the Holy Father's additional appointees to the group that will process the work of the Synod do not include any Africans. What an admirable point. Africa, I have been told, is a big place.
Moreover, they do not include married clergy (or laity). But the Catholic East has very many married clergy.
So do the Ordinariates.
If the Holy Father will only undertake to pay my air fares, I will drop everything and hasten to Rome and take over the Synod for him. I have the qualifications of having been married for 46 years, of not having mislaid my wife, and of having five children; qualifications which are not on the public CVs of any of his appointees. I also possess copies of both Casti connubii and Humanae vitae.
I am keeping my diary empty.
So is my wife.
It would be nice if we could bring the grandchildren along too.
Except perhaps Toby, who s not yet two.