Posts Tagged ‘Synodal virtues’

Synodal virtues: Thinking outside the box

Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
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Theology is not a bundle of facts. Theology is the possession of a Christian skill which can enhance life for the individual and the communion of which that person is a member. It has a vital role to play in a synodal church. I have tried to look at this in various ways in previous Read more

Synodal virtues: Does the Spirit speak in every heart?

Monday, October 17th, 2022
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Living alongside other religions might appear to be far from the issues we are discussing now in terms of synodality. However, if we do not keep in mind that we share this planet with many faiths, then we might just become a little sect rather than be witnesses to the Good News. Here is where Read more

Synodal virtues: We cannot avoid theology if we are to be true disciples of Jesus Christ

Thursday, October 13th, 2022
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Can the study the of theology be part of the synodal path of the Catholic Church? In an earlier article I argued that it should. Here I want to give a more concrete form to the argument by looking at a basic problem of Christian theology and a current problem in Catholic practice. We all Read more

Synodal virtues: New answers to old problems

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022
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As we embark on the path of seeking a synodal Church, can having a wider range of Christians engage in theological study help us? I have argued that it can foster a more conscious discipleship and help us see new ways through our difficulties. But can it bring us, with the Holy Spirit’s help, light Read more

Synodal virtues: Theology as a resource in Christian discipleship

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022
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The synodal vision that is emerging in region after region of the Catholic Church worldwide stresses that many different voices need to be heard if we are to fulfil our vocation to be the pilgrim People of God. A door to a synodal Church But if voices are to witness to the truth, the speakers Read more

Synodal virtues: Valuing a sense of ‘agency’

Thursday, May 19th, 2022
sense of agency

One of the most dis-spiriting things in life is when we have no sense of ‘agency.’ The notion of ‘Agency’ is one that originated in sociology but it refers to something that most adults have felt at one time or another. Agency is the sense that I can do something about a problem, that I Read more