- Jul 29, 2021
The Vatican released the names of members of two commissions charged with assisting the leaders of the Synod of Bishops’ general secretariat in reviewing documents, drafting resources and developing best practices.
ROME – Looking ahead to a looming Synod of Bishops on the concept of “synodality,” a lay Venezuelan theologian says the time has come for bishops to grasp one key point: Lay people aren’t just called to implement decisions in the Church made by others, but to make those decisions
Pope Francis has chosen Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg to serve as relator general of the Synod of Bishops on synodality.
The Irish Catholic bishops have chosen a laywoman to head preparations for a national synod, due to be held in the next five years.
After issuing revised guidelines for preparing for the next world Synod of Bishops, leaders of the synod’s general secretariat held online meetings with the presidents and general secretaries of national and regional bishops’ conferences.
Pope Francis insists “synodality” requires listening and not only on the part of people in the pews.
In his continuing efforts to promote a synodal process that involves the whole church and focuses on listening to one another and to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis in May approved major revisions to how the Synod of Bishops will work, starting with a full diocesan-level process of consultation.
After two years of preparation in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda officially convoked a local, yearlong synod, which requires the participation of every parish, he announced May 22 at the beginning of an outdoor Pentecost vigil Mass in Bloomington.