A toe-curling footage of bishops in abito piano grooving to disco music at the end of the youth synod was captured and reported by the Catholic Herald.
A clergy was stung into thinking aloud that every time the Vatican tries to get hip with contemporary culture he finds himself reaching for his rosary.
The media revealed that at first there was the Met Gala, followed by the ‘Disco Dance’ ‘The Church can do better than this’ he said.
It was both rather pitiful and revealing. Like the synod on the family, this one ends by raising more questions than it answered, and the indelibly embarrassing sight of bishops trying out their funky moves embodies a serious hermeneutical question: what is it about youth culture which is now deemed so alien to our religion that they feel the need to pay homage to its hierarchy of values if they are to have any credibility with its adherents?