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.
Latin American continental synod, split into multiple meetings, closes; assembly highlights dramatic events in Nicaragua
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.
Learn from the synod, be ‘missionary disciples,’ pope tells U.S. seminarians
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.
‘Noble profession’ of journalism must convey the truth, pope says
The pope said the tasks of a journalist are “listening, translating and dissemination” with listening being the key first step.
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.
Church tensions are not new or all bad, says Cardinal Hollerich
Cardinal Hollerich noted that the document for the current continental phase of the synod acknowledged the tensions in the Catholic Church but also insisted that, if the church is a tent, tension on the lines is needed to hold it up.
Faith is a call to service and mission, pope tells U.S. seminarians
“The journey of priestly formation demands a constant communion: first with God, but also with those joined together in Christ’s body, the church,” Pope Francis said.
White involvement in racial justice work is key, Catholic leaders say
White involvement in addressing racial disparity also is seen as essential if there is going to be real progress in rooting out systemic racism in this country, said Bishop John E. Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky.