Synod AOB blog

Head of Vatican Synod office: ‘Let us trust in our people’

The head of the Vatican's synod office says that when it comes to hot-button issues such as the reception of Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics and the blessing of same-sex couples, discussion cannot be limited to doctrinal concerns, but must also include pastoral considerations.
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Cardinal Grech on drafting the first global synod synthesis—and what’s in store for phase 2

Even though the first phase of the Catholic Church’s two-year-long Synod on Synodality convened by Pope Francis only ended in mid-August, “We can already see the fruits of the synodal process,” Cardinal Mario Grech, the general secretary of the synod, told America’s Vatican correspondent, Gerard O’Connell, in an exclusive interview conducted for America’s “Inside the Vatican” podcast...
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#ForASynodalChurch Newsletter

View the newsletter from the General Secretariat of the Synod.
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Synod reports from around the world raise clericalism, women as issues

"More than a year ago, Pope Francis announced the Synod on Synodality, an initiative to take the pulse of the Catholic Church. U.S. Catholics have been mostly silent about this effort, but in several countries, including Australia, France, England and Wales, and Germany, things are moving full steam ahead."
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Cardinal Hollerich: Spirit at work in the Synod

"At a press conference introducing the Continental Stage of the Synodal Process, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, SJ, says the first stage of the Synod produced a great hope that must be transformed into missionary dynamism."
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Online course shows synodality is about the church breaking old, bad habits

Commonweal takes an inside look at the Synod on Synodality with the expectation that a different Church will emerge from the process.
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