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Monica Doumit: Here I am, Lord! Now, do I need a...

A few weeks ago, the Catholic Weekly published a story about Dan Schutte and the writing of Here I Am, Lord. Judging by the...

George Weigel: All Saints, All Souls and the Synod lexicon

By their vocabulary, you shall know them? Well, to a considerable degree. And in these early November days, when the church celebrates all the saints in glory and prays for those who yearn to join them in the Father’s house, it’s instructive to ponder the vocabulary that dominated the just-completed first assembly of the Synod on Synodality for a “Synodal Church of Communion, Participation, and Mission.”

George Weigel: Christ-centred questions for Synod 2023

The first session of the “Synod on Synodality,” currently meeting in Rome, is slated to be followed by a second such month-long affair in October 2024.

Church hierarchy has ‘nothing to fear’ from synodality, cardinal says

The Catholic Church's synodal process, intended to actively solicit input from all its members, is not a threat to the hierarchy, a cardinal said.

George Weigel: The Synod and the Hartford Declaration

In the winter of 1974, Richard John Neuhaus, then a Lutheran pastor, and Peter Berger, the distinguished sociologist of religion, spent an evening smoking cigarillos in the Bergers’ Brooklyn Heights kitchen and jotting down the things they found most annoying in the liberal theology ...

Cardinal addresses ‘exaggerated expectations’ on Synod

The synod on synodality is not geared to "resolve particular problems" in the Catholic Church, such as the blessing of same-sex unions or women's ordination, but to explore ways for the church to discuss and address such issues, a cardinal said.

Synod participants discuss formation, building a welcoming church

The formation of seminarians, the Catholic Church as a welcoming home for all, migration and ecumenism arose as common themes of discussion among participants of the assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

George Weigel: Save the Synod from its working document!

The first words of the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church—one of the council’s two most important texts—signaled a decisive development in Catholic self-understanding.

Synod document asks how to increase unity, participation, mission outreach

October's Synod of Bishops will discern "the concrete steps which enable the continued growth of a synodal church" says working document.

Bishops leave Fiji on mission

The Catholic Bishops of Oceania have identified “ecological conversion as an urgent mission priority” for the whole Church at the conclusion of a week-long...

Plenary: curb your enthusiasm

Members of the Plenary Council must “tailor our expectations” in anticipation of “the inevitable disappointment and disillusionment” that will follow the Second Assembly in July, Fr David Ranson, the Secretary of the Plenary Council, has told the Australasian Catholic Coalition for Church Reform.

The Church ‘not a political party’

In latest catechesis, Pope Francis spoke powerfully on the church and rejected false synodality.
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