Posts Tagged ‘Synod’

Working document for synod on youth published Comments 0

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

The Vatican’s working document for October’s Synod of Bishops on “Young people, the faith and vocational discernment” has been published. The document is divided into three sections: recognising; interpreting; and choosing with regard to vocation in life. Young Catholics “want an authentic church”, the document says. “With this, we would like to express, particularly to Read more

Synod on women’s role in the Church Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018

A synod on women’s role in the life and mission of the Church has been proposed. The proposal is contained in a statement approved by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America’s plenary assembly. The Commission, which includes 22 Latin American cardinals and bishops, said it was both possible and “urgent” to increase opportunities for women Read more

Update the Church, young people tell Pope Comments 0

Monday, March 26th, 2018

The church needs to update its teachings on issues like same-sex marriage and contraception, young people told Pope Francis last week. Three hundred young people who came from all over the world to meet Francis also had words for the Church hierarchy. It should be a “transparent, welcoming, honest, inviting, communicative, accessible, joyful and interactive Read more

Pope urges youth: give Church an earful Comments 0

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Pope Francis wants young people to go online and give the Catholic Church an earful. His invitation is for young people all over the world. Their views will add to those of young Catholics meeting in Rome next month. Read more Related Posts:Calling young New Zealanders; share voice with VaticanCalling young people: Pope’s planning a…Catholic Read more

Under 30 and would like to have your say about the Catholic church? Comments 0

Monday, August 14th, 2017
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1400 people between the age of 16 to 29 years have so far responded to the invitation from the New Zealand Catholic Bishops to say what they think about life, faith, and their experience of Church through an online survey. “It’s really heartening to see so many who want to be involved and have their Read more

Bishop Drennan wants contributions from young Kiwis for 2018 Synod Comments 0

Monday, March 6th, 2017

As the Vatican released the preparatory document for the 2018 synod of bishops on “Young people, faith and vocational discernment”, Palmerston North Bishop Charles Drennan said the value of knowing the thoughts and aspirations of young people in the Church can never be overestimated. The preparatory document included a series of questions to be answered by national conferences of bishops and other Church bodies. Responses, along with input from Read more

Wellington Archdiocese to have a Synod next year Comments 0

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Cardinal John Dew has announced that the fifth Synod for the Archdiocese of Wellington is to take place in 2017. A diocesan synod helps to establish the ‘communion and mission’ of a diocesan community. In the decree of convocation Dew said he was mindful of Pope Francis’ desire that we advance along the path of what Read more

Melkite bishops want to oust Patriarch – Rome washes hands Comments 0

Friday, June 24th, 2016

A synod of the Melkite Church has been postponed as half the church’s bishops tried to force the resignation of their patriarch. Ten Melkite bishops boycotted the synod meeting, in trying to get Patriarch Gregory III Laham to go. “I shall not resign,” Patriarch Gregory declared, denouncing the boycott. Without the 10 bishops, the synod Read more

Pope wants global peace as next synod topic: Report Comments 1

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

An Italian news agency is reporting that Pope Francis wants to dedicate the next synod of bishops to the issue of global peace. ANSA stated the Pope mentioned this at a recent meeting of the organising council of the synod of bishops. “But how to develop a strong initiative in favour of global peace is Read more

Historic Irish synod backs lay-led liturgies Comments 1

Friday, April 15th, 2016

A proposal to develop and support lay-led liturgies has received strong support at the first synod to be held in Ireland in half a century. A three-day diocesan synod in Limerick was attended by 400 delegates. More than 90 per cent of delegates backed the lay-led liturgies proposal. At the synod, Fr Eugene Duffy, a lecturer Read more