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Reflecting on last month’s Synod on Synodality assembly, Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB described “being a synodal Church” as an experience that “we have to live in order to understand it”. Source: America Magazine.
At the Synod on Synodality’s closing Mass, Pope Francis said God’s love cannot be confined “to our own agenda” and to truly reform the Church, people should follow Jesus’ greatest commandment: to adore God and love others. Source: CNA.
A report summarising discussions at the Synod on Synodality’s first assembly said the Church may need more welcoming pastoral approaches, especially to people who feel excluded, but also acknowledged fears of betraying traditional Church teachings and practices. Source: CNS.
The Church must continue discerning its future by listening to everyone, starting with the poorest and excluded, Synod on Synodality participants said in a letter addressed to the “People of God”. Source: CNS.
Vatican II’s discussion of tradition is the authority for the Synod on Synodality’s reflections today, Australian theologian Fr Ormond Rush told Synod members as the assembly’s final week opened yesterday. Source: CNA.
Members of the Synod of Bishops will issue a “Letter to the People of God” at the close of the first session of the Synod assembly, which ends on Sunday. Source: OSV News.
Catholics must be careful about “blaming everything on the Holy Spirit” during the Synod on Synodality, Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has said in an interview. Source: CNA.
Pope Francis led Synod on Synodality members in praying for migrants and refugees at a service at the Vatican last night, urging them to take to heart the parable of the Good Samaritan in helping those forced from their homeland. Source: NCR Online.
Australia’s Plenary Council provided a “positive and transformative experience of discernment and synodality”, Sandhurst Bishop Shane Mackinlay told the Synod of Synodality on Wednesday. Source: ACBC Media Blog.