For all the excitement about online polling and other means of garnering feedback, as Mark Silk points out today, many of the questions on the questionnaire distributed by the Holy See in advance of preparations for next year's synod can only be answered by a pastor, not by the lay faithful. So Silk turned to a priest friend to solicit his replies. And Silk hits the nail on the head -- will the bishops really want to hear what is honestly said at the grassroots and report that to Rome?
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