Peter Seewald: Was it a mistake to convoke the council at all?
No it was right for sure. One can ask whether it was necessary or not, ok. But in itself it was a moment in the Church
when you were simply waiting on something new, on a renewal, a renewal of the whole. That wasn't to be something coming on from Rome, but a new encounter with the whole worldwide Church. In that respect, the time was simply nigh.
Some thoughts on the renewal soon.