“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.
Pope: Synodal and Lenten journeys require effort, sacrifice, focusing on God
Pope announces a second session for Synod of Bishops assembly
Saying he did not want to rush the process of discerning how the Holy Spirit is calling the church to grow in “synodality,” Pope Francis announced that the next assembly of the Synod of Bishops would take place in two sessions.
Enthusiasm for greater collaboration emerges in synodal listening sessions
“These listening sessions have given life to the people of God in a way that I don’t think has really happened in a long time,” said Julia McStravog, a former U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops employee who is a consultant to the bishops on the process.
Pope to meet university students as part of synodal process
Highlighting the importance of a church that truly listens, Pope Francis will participate in a virtual meeting hosted by Loyola University in Chicago with students from North, Central and South America.
Synod 2021-2023: Stepping forward together on the path of renewal
“In this synod, the entire people of God are called to step forward, together, in a path that can renew the Church and the world — one of communion, participation and mission.”
Bishop Kettler: Synod process, Eucharistic Revival have power to revitalize the Church
“I look forward to our diocese’s involvement in these initiatives, and I hope you will participate as much as you are able.”
Synod official apologizes to gay Catholics, encourages their participation
LGBTQ Catholics are more than welcome to participate in the prayer, discernment and discussion process leading up to the celebration of the assembly of the world Synod of Bishops in 2023, a synod official said.
Bishop Kettler: Pray. Participate. Listen. Discern.
“We are preparing for a journey that will deepen our communion with each other, encourage us to listen and learn from one another, and help us to better live out our mission as baptized members of the Church.”