Goodness. Twitter. I follow a lot more Catholics there than I do on any other site and right now and most of them, or at least the most vocal ones, are really irritating me. You know, I get that there actually is plenty to discuss even at this early stage of the Synod. Enough has been said to get people either hopeful or worried. (And I do have my own opinions about what I’ve read. But I really don’t feel inclined to discuss them at this point and I know I’d stir a debate.) But it’s some people who are claiming to be among the most faithful Catholics who are getting nasty and even highly disrespectful. I’ve seen comments from some of them “mentioning” @Pontifex with insulting comments. Of course he’s not likely to see those comments. But clearly they want him to read them. I can’t imagine speaking that way to any Pope no matter how I felt about him! sigh
Well, at least the Catholics that I know IRL aren’t like this. Not to that extreme degree, anyway. I think if I want to stay optimistic about the church, I should just enjoy the nice people in my home parish and avoid spending too much time on the internet… Yeah. I’ll do that.