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Australian reflections on Synod’s working document published

While the hundreds of Australians who participated in the latest round of discernment for the global Synod of Bishops process identified issues and challenges facing Catholics, there was a strong sense of hope for the Church’s future. Source: Media Blog.


Hundreds engage in latest round of Synod of Bishops discernment

Hundreds of Australians have participated in group discernment on the Working Document for the Continental Stage for the Synod on Synodality, as the global process moves towards a series of regional gatherings. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


Synod process has faced ‘temptations’ along the way

While some want Church “reform” and others want “to put the brakes on the Synod process”, those involved in preparing the next phase of the Synod on Synodality want to “mend” the Church, said a top cardinal. Source: NCR Online.


Submission portal opens for next Synod of Bishops phase

Groups across Australia are now able to participate in the latest discernment process for the global Synod on Synodality, reflecting on the recently-published Working Document for the Continental Stage. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


Real change takes time, which the extended Synod gives us

When Pope Francis decided to extend the Synod on Synodality into 2024, I was pleased and a little relieved, writes Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge. Source: NCR Online.


Synod text calls for ‘Church capable of radical inclusion’

The Holy Spirit is at work in the latest document of the Synod on Synodality, presenters said at a press conference at the Vatican yesterday on the guiding text for the next stage of the Synod’s discussions. Source: CNA.

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Synod document ‘genuine voice of People of God’

Australian Synod on Synodality advisor Susan Pascoe has told a meeting of Asian bishops that Pope Francis has been personally involved in the preparation work for the next stage of the Synod process. Source: Vatican News.


Groups invited to prepare for next Synod of Bishops phase

The National Centre for Pastoral Research is inviting groups of seven to 10 people to express their interest in participating in the next round of consultation for the global Synod of Bishops on Synodality. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Cardinal Kasper says Germany’s synodal path has failed

Cardinal Walter Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, says the German way forward on its “synodal path” is a failure. Source: The Tablet.