According to her, the vast majority of the people disagree with the Church’s teaching on contraception, homosexuality, divorce, withholding Eucharist from the divorced, but none of those have been invited.
“There’s not a single reform mind that’s been invited to the Synod,” she said.
Reed said that ideally, the Church should have diocesan Synods, parish councils and finance committees. These would give the laity a deliberative voice in running local churches, which would run up through the system.
She also suggested that the Roman Catholic Church have synods like the ones held by the Church of England, which have a House of Bishops, one for the Clergy and one of the laity.
“We want what the Church of England has, but remaining Catholic,” she said.
Again, I say, “Yikes” and thank God we do not have diocesan synods etc.