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Synod United States

US Synod report sees Church as ‘safe harbour’ and ‘fiery communion’ 

Growth, undeniable tensions and “a deep desire to rebuild and strengthen” the body of Christ have emerged as key themes in the latest Synod report for the Church in the United States. Source: OSV News.

New Zealand Synod

NZ bishops send latest Synod consultation document to Rome 

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has sent to the Vatican a new consultation document prepared as part of Pope Francis’ Synod on Synodality process.


Australia’s Catholics contribute ideas ahead of Rome assembly

Australia’s Catholics have provided a wealth of ideas on how to improve the way the Church listens to the faithful and promotes its message in the community. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Priesthood Synod

Parish priests meet to share experiences of synodality

Some 300 parish priests from around the world are gathering in Sacrofano, outside Rome, this week for a meeting dedicated to listening, prayer, and discernment to address the question of how to be a local synodal Church on mission. Source: Vatican News.

Pope Francis Synod

Pope asks Catholics to prepare for Synod’s ‘prophetic’ stage

The most important outcome of the current Synod of Bishops on Synodality, Pope Francis says, is the synodal process itself and not the hot-button topics discussed. Source: CNS.

In The Dioceses Synod

Brisbane Synod aims to ‘move forward on mission together’

Brisbane Archdiocese is holding a Synod to start putting into action the outcomes of the Plenary Council. Source: The Catholic Leader.


Pope sets up groups to study most controversial issues raised at Synod 

Pope Francis has decided that some of the most controversial issues raised at the first assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Synodality will be examined by study groups that will work beyond the Synod’s final assembly in October. Source: CNS.

Synod Women

Listening a powerful antidote to clericalism: Synod participants

The first assembly of the Synod on Synodality demonstrated that an effective way to break the chains of clericalism and highlight the experience of women in the Church is to listen and pray together before discussing issues, say two Synod participants. Source: OSV News.


Pope launches study groups to analyse Synod’s key issues

Pope Francis has launched synodal study groups to analyse key issues ahead of October’s Synod on Synodality assembly, the Vatican announced on Saturday. Source: CNA.