Pope Francis urged the seminarians to listen to God by making room for him in their lives every day and praying in silence before the tabernacle.
Learn from the synod, be ‘missionary disciples,’ pope tells U.S. seminarians
‘We are children of the Resurrection,’ say participants in Middle East Continental Synodal Assembly
Reflecting the richness and diversity of its apostolic churches, the Continental Synodal Assembly for the Middle East gathered Feb. 13-17 in Lebanon.
A priesthood for all: Synodal church requires new look at ministry
Cardinal Ouellet said the book “fills a gap in the current theological literature” on synodality because a “synodal church cannot progress without the commitment of conscious and personally involved actors to follow Christ in the church.”
Synod process in North America coming to close, shows ‘deep love for Jesus Christ and Church,’ says bishop
The final document for the continental stage from North America, along with the contributions of the six other continental assemblies, will form the basis of the “instrumentum laboris,” or working document, to be released by the general secretariat in June 2023.
Pope: Synodal and Lenten journeys require effort, sacrifice, focusing on God
“Jesus is himself the way, and therefore, both in the liturgical journey (of Lent) and in the journey of the synod, the church does nothing other than enter ever more deeply and fully into the mystery of Christ the savior,” the pope said in his message for Lent, which begins Feb. 22 for Latin-rite Catholics.
Partners in mission: Dicastery promotes ‘co-responsibility’ of clergy, laity
Related to the Synod of Bishops’ goal of promoting a church where people listen to one another and work together to share the Gospel and care for the poor, a Vatican dicastery is asking: How do clergy and laity walk and work side by side?
Church of England plans to debate referring to God ‘in a non-gendered way’
The Church of England is planning to debate the introduction of liturgy that refers to persons of the Holy Trinity “in a non-gendered way” instead of using male pronouns.
Church leaders upbeat after key synodal assembly for Europe
Catholic delegates have praised the conciliatory atmosphere of debates on the church’s future direction at a continental assembly preparing Europe’s recommendations for October’s Rome Synod on Synodality.