Gentle breeze in the 'aquarium

Some were taken aback when Bishop Ackermann presented results for the group of bishops at the end of the church's second dialogue forum: ecclesiastical labor law, remarried divorcees, the advancement of women and political commitment also to the protection of life. This is now the bishop's work program.

The mood among the 300 delegates from all 27 dioceses and many areas of church life was much more diffuse. But the bishops had resolved that they would not go home with the accusation that they had not delivered anything. They have succeeded in doing that.

Christina Cherry