Posts Tagged ‘consultation’

A synodal Church is a consultative Church

Thursday, July 4th, 2024
Synodal church

The final round of the World Synod will convene in Rome in October this year. Bishops, priests, and laypeople will vote on new consultation and decision-making processes in the Catholic Church. The working paper, Instrumentum Laboris, is the crucial guideline for this process and is expected to be available soon. The Synod Secretariat announced at Read more

Curia grumpy at being out of loop on annulment changes

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Senior Vatican officials have voiced discontent with the way recent changes in Church law on annulments was handled. In a seven-page dossier, obtained by German newspaper Die Zeit, the officials express concerns over an absence of consultation on the matter. They complained that no curial departments, including the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Read more

England and Wales parishes to be consulted before next synod

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The bishops’ conference of England and Wales plans to launch a wide-ranging consultation of parishes and clergy ahead of next year’s synod on the family. The bishops would like a period of spiritual reflection in each parish. They would also like to hear the experiences of clergy on the main “pastoral challenges” they encounter with Read more

A truly Catholic consultation

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Most remarkable about the consultation regarding sex, marriage and family life, in which the Catholic Church has asked Catholics throughout the world to take part, is its brave implication that things have to change. One sentence in the official document accompanying the Vatican’s questionnaire is an example of this. As a result of the current Read more