Synodality, “the centerpiece of ” Pope Francis’ service to the Catholic Church,” is “an invitation to discover anew the gift that has been given to us, the Holy Spirit, so that we will know how to walk together,” Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin.
‘Art of listening’ in synodal church requires ‘formation’ to avoid ‘empty discussions,’ says cardinal
Is the priest listening to you? Indian diocese surveys families for synod
The Diocese of Alleppey has more than two dozen small Christian communities, and leaders of those communities trained about 70 members of the diocesan synod team.
Commission focuses on ensuring world synod will be prayerful experience
At the end of their first meeting, three members of the preparatory commission for the assembly of the Synod of Bishops said they know some Catholics have very high expectations for the process while others have intense anxiety.
Synod vigil to be expression of ‘ecumenism of solidarity,’ pastor says
Rev. Danet spoke to Catholic News Service and Vatican News March 15 after she and some 60 Catholic and Protestant representatives met Pope Francis to plan the ecumenical prayer vigil that will be held Sept. 30 in St. Peter’s Square.
Bishop Flores named to synod preparatory commission
The names of the seven commission members were released by the Vatican March 15.
Latin American continental synod, split into multiple meetings, closes; assembly highlights dramatic events in Nicaragua
The continental phase of the synod has traveled across the globe with sessions in Europe, Oceania, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East in February and March.
German Synodal Assembly allows women to preach at Mass, clears the way for church blessing of same-sex couples
Following a controversial debate, KNA wrote, the Synodal Path reform project adopted a corresponding text in Frankfurt on March 10, with a majority of over 90%.
African continental synod highlights charity, compassion and solidarity
More than 200 participants took part in the continental assembly in the Horn of Africa country, gathered at the continental phase of the worldwide synod in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 1-6.