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.
Catholic health care professionals who see the tenets of their faith challenged by a push for abortion, gender-altering surgery and euthanasia as well as threats to conscience rights protection have a new advocate in the Catholic Health Care Leadership Alliance founded in January.
“There is no way to be certain of the outcome of a process like a worldwide synod. Participants must be willing to be surprised, disappointed or even chastened by some of the feedback that comes out of local and regional deliberations.”
“A variety of commentators of various stripes and even Pope Francis himself have weighed in to mark the council’s 60th anniversary, including Ross Douthat, a Catholic columnist for The New York Times.”