Posts Tagged ‘2023 synod on synodality’

Local Synod process getting a welcome four extra months

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Catholic dioceses and parishes around Aotearoa New Zealand will be welcoming the Vatican’s four-month extension for the local phase of the Synod process. The General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops recently extended the deadline of the first (local) phase of the two-year international synodal process from next April to next 15 August. Bishop Stephen Read more

Urgently renew Church in innovative ways

Monday, November 29th, 2021
Vatican News

It is urgent Catholics renew the Church in innovative ways with ideas that reform and revitalize it. The comment was made by Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga (pictured with Pope Francis) while talking with participants at the Ecclesial Assembly of Latin America and the Caribbean. Maradiaga is the coordinator of the council of cardinals that advises Read more

Unmute yourself and consider the outrageous

Thursday, November 18th, 2021
Auckland Diocese

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops have opened the diocesan phase of the 2021-2023 synodal journey. We should “unmute ourselves”, and everyone should share their dreams for the Church says Auckland’s bishop, Patrick Dunn. We should also consider “outrageous” issues in walking the synodal journey, Dunn said as he opened the synod in his Auckland. As Auckland remained Read more

Involve other churches in synodal process, says Vatican

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

The Vatican is calling on bishops across the world to involve Christian leaders from other churches in the synod process in a move that could turn it into the most significant ecumenical event of recent times. A joint letter from two Rome-based cardinals recommends leaders of Christian communities take part in the bishops’ synodal discussions Read more

Synodal consultations must include even those who rarely practice the faith

Monday, November 1st, 2021

The Vatican has announced it will give dioceses more time to complete local consultations ahead of the 2023 Synod on Synodality. Dioceses are likely to welcome the extension as synod organizers have urged them to include “all the baptized” in the consultation process, not only churchgoers. “Special care should be taken to involve those persons Read more

Synod’s about listening to the Holy Spirit, not gathering opinions

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Pope Francis says the two-year process leading to the 2023 synod on synodality is not about “gathering opinions,” but “listening to the Holy Spirit.” He repeatedly stressed the Holy Spirit’s role in decision-making. The three-phase synod opens next month with a diocesan phase, which will run until April. A second, continental phase will take place Read more