Cardinal Muller: …unfortunately, there are representatives of the Church, and even bishops who have allowed themselves to be somehow blinded by a secularized society in which they have been so influenced that it has drawn them away from the main topic or from the teachings of the Church based on revelation. They began to think about the different possibilities, whether it is or it would be possible, forgetting about the foundation … perhaps suggesting some questionable solutions in a matter of commitment in difficult situations in which people find themselves, perhaps guiding the desire to help another human being … Everything is fine but you must always remember that there is one “agenda” for us, the agenda of the Church, which is based on the revelation of God communicated in Jesus Christ. And this is actually for us the most important, if it is lost, lost would be other aspects. (Source)
Well, the text in red about sums it up. In other words, we have a worldly western episcopate which has failed not only to evangelize but also failed to provide a courageous witness (and the two of these factors uncoincidentally go together). The agenda of these progressives is not to challenge or inspire people to a higher calling. Instead, they seek the lowest common denominator to any problem to avoid conflict with the world. To what, precisely, are these bishops “evangelizing” our culture? When the 1930 Anglican Lambeth conference permitted contraception in very “strict and specific” conditions, the fortress was breached for them and it was an all out assault on human sexuality. In theory, if the Church ever accepted paragraph 52 of the Synod document as a binding teaching on the Church, it would be game, set and match for not only the Church but Western civilization completely. There is a demonic blindness which covers the eyes of the bishops who voted for that paragraph. On reflection, it was the Church’s “Winnipeg Statement moment” all over again. Same principles. Same false sense of mercy. And it will be the same result. Stupid is as stupid does.