Premature? Perhaps. But news coverage is already forming the opinions of Catholics. (Likely the only formation most Catholics are getting these days.) The mere fact that today's sexual and marital couplings in all their variety appear to be on the table is changing perceptions.
The fact that these perceptions may not be accurate doesn't matter. Catholics who want their kink or failures validated will seize on stories that seem to do so. They are going to have new expectations. And let's not forget priests. Want to bet how many of them will seize on buzzwords like "mercy," and "gradualism," and "pastoral" to make a de facto change on the parish level? We already saw this with Humanae Vitae.
Anyone who tries to uphold the right will get shot at with language right out of Pope Francis' mouth: legalist. The Pope does a grave disservice to the Church by pitting fidelity against mercy.
Aside from the issue of marriage, is it unreasonable to foresee a tolerant new world where all sin is seen as a challenge, an opportunity for growth, and not an evil to be abhorred? If the Church is taking a fresh look at how people really live their lives and becoming less "legalistic," and more "merciful," doesn't that apply to all sin? Virtue is just too hard. Sin is inevitable, the Church is merciful, so don't worry about it.
Now, as a matter of fact, yes, none of us are going to live a perfect life. We will go on sinning. The Church has recognized this for a very long time. It is fatuous to pretend the 21st century has discovered something new at long last. The remedy of the Church has never been to wink at sin! The remedy is the sacrament of confession! There is your mercy. (And yet how few avail themselves of it, possibly because it involves directly acknowledging one's sins.)
If some are in second marriages (or third) the Church offers a rich, and sufficient (if incomplete) devotional life. As precious as communion is, it is not the only reason we go to Mass, nor is it a "waste of time" if we cannot communicate.
For months now, the Bear has been saying "wait until October and the Synod." Well, the Synod is here, and it is not off to an encouraging start. It may yet end well, but if so, it will only be after overcoming evil that is already spreading abroad like the smoke of Satan.
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