Posts Tagged ‘Synod on synodality’

Vatican hosts synod listening session with disabled Catholics

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

The Vatican hosted a virtual listening session with Catholics with disabilities on Thursday as part of the Synod on Synodality process. People from more than 20 countries participated in the video call hosted by the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life on May 19, with some expressing concerns about experiences of discrimination and exclusion. Read more

Catholic Church ‘judgemental and condemning’

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Many laity have expressed the view that the Catholic Church appears to be ‘judgemental and condemning’. They also conveyed a strong sense that the Church must be ‘there for all.’ The feedback has come from a synthesis of reports from the dioceses of England and Wales in a “listening” process that is part of the Read more

Vatican’s Synodal process in trouble

Thursday, February 10th, 2022
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The Vatican says the Church’s effort to listen to the 1.34 billion Catholics worldwide through a synodal process is facing challenges. The synod’s diocesan phase is expected to last until 15 August. “Many of the faithful perceive the synodal process as a crucial moment in the Church’s life, as a learning process as well as Read more

Devotionalism and ignorance threatens Church

Thursday, October 21st, 2021
Benedict XVI

The worldwide Catholic Church has now officially embarked on the “synodal process 2021-2023”. Pope Francis launched the project at the Vatican on October 10 with a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica and bishops around the globe (though not all of them) inaugurated the process at the diocesan level the following Sunday with celebrations in their Read more

Francis wonders if Church is ready for synodal process

Thursday, October 14th, 2021
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Pope Francis is questioning whether the Church is ready for the synodal process saying it needs to free itself from “inward-looking and outworn pastoral models”. He made the comments during his homily on Sunday, launching a two-year consultation of all the world’s Catholics. The synodal process begins on October 17 in local diocese around the Read more

Pope launches global synod on synodality

Monday, October 11th, 2021
Angelus News

Pope Francis, Sunday, officially launched the global synod on synodality. During the synod’s opening Mass at St Peter’s Basilica, Francis urged the Catholic Church to master the “art of encounter.” “Everything changes once we are capable of genuine encounters with [Jesus] and with one another, without formalism or pretense, but simply as we are,” he Read more

Synod on synodality must learn to let laity decide too

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

A lay Venezuelan theologian says bishops at the upcoming synod on synodality need to realise lay people aren’t just called to implement but also to make Church decisions. Rafael Luciani is one of three Latin American theologians chosen as consultants on “synodality” for the Synod. He hopes he will be able to offer the synod Read more