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Bishops Synod

It’s superstitious to pin everything on the Holy Spirit: Archbishop Fisher

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 Refugees Synod

At Synod prayer service, Pope calls for immigration reform with a heart

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.

Plenary Council Synod

Plenary Council a positive and transformative experience: Bishop Mackinlay

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.


Synod members urge patience as process unfolds

Broken Bay Bishop Anthony Randazzo says synodality is “not something that is born in a vacuum” but is how Catholics “live our faith and how we proclaim the Gospel in every single moment of our day”. Source: CNS.

Synod Women

Synod hears women have been encouraged and rejected by the Church

The life of women in the Church “is full of scars” and alternating experiences of being encouraged or rejected, members of the assembly of the Synod on Synodality have heard. Source: CNS.

Middle East Prayer Synod

Synod members from around the world unite to pray for peace

Synod participants who have known war and conflict firsthand led the assembly of the Synod of Bishops yesterday by praying for peace between Israel and Palestine, throughout the Middle East and across the globe. Source: CNS.


Synod focuses on poverty, migration, abuse and sexual identity

Discussions at the Synod on Synodality this week have focused on issues of poverty, migration, abuse and sexual identity, journalists were told at a Vatican press briefing yesterday. Source: Vatican News.


Cardinal Tobin hopes Synod will ‘help us open Church doors even more’

The true beauty of the Church “becomes evident when its doors are open and welcome people. We hope that the Synod will help us open them even more,” United States Cardinal Joseph Tobin said yesterday. Source: Vatican News.


Synod delegates told expected tensions ‘part of the process’

The theme of “communion” and how the Church might provide greater welcome to all of its members is the focus for the 460 participating bishops and lay members of the Synod on Synodality this week. Source: NCR Online.