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A Church Synod by Fr Sean McNulty SSC

The Synod Pope Francis has convoked is a Church synod, Fr Sean McNulty emphasises. It is a forum for listening to everybody’s experience of discipleship with compassion and tenderness. I am hoping that the Synodal Pathway will provide the Church with an opportunity...

|Mar 28, 2022

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Public Consultation on Irish Synodal Pathway

The Steering Committee and Task Group for the Irish Synodal Pathway wish to express their appreciation to all who contributed to the public consultation which took place in April and May 2021. The consultation invited responses to the following question: What would...

|Mar 23, 2022

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Synodality: The Synodal Path by Fr Tom O’Reilly SSC

Launching the Far East’s new series on Synodality, Fr Tom O’Reilly explains how walking and discerning together and listening attentively to each other are at the heart of the synodal process. We are familiar with adversarial debate in our parliamentary systems....

|Feb 27, 2022

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Derry Diocese steps out on its Synodal Journey

Back in October 2021, Pope Francis opened preparations for the 2023 Synod of Bishop’s Gathering in Rome which will focus on the theme “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission”. In simple terms, this Synod focuses on how we are operating and...

|Feb 25, 2022

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Is this a Synod for Everyone?

When consultations are launched there is inevitably some cynicism in the ether.  “The outcomes have already been pre-determined”, “Same old, same old”, “We’ve been here before”, “Nothing but a talking shop”.  And so it is with this Synod on Synodality.  No sooner...

|Jan 8, 2022

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Communal Discernment in a Synodal Church

Pope Francis speaks a lot about discernment, and it is clear that he regards it as a key feature of synodality. It is what distinguishes the way of proceeding of the Church from that of a parliament or even a citizens’ assembly- it is like these (Francis called the...

|Dec 6, 2021

Unity and Conflict: Reflections on a Symposium on Synodality

Unity and Conflict: Reflections on a Symposium on Synodality

Over 3 days in late March 2022 I was a participant in a symposium hosted by Campion Hall, Oxford, entitled The Road to a Synodal Church: Insights and Experiences. I’d like to share some reflections on the experience which may be of value for our own synodal pathway in...

A Church Synod by Fr Sean McNulty SSC

A Church Synod by Fr Sean McNulty SSC

The Synod Pope Francis has convoked is a Church synod, Fr Sean McNulty emphasises. It is a forum for listening to everybody’s experience of discipleship with compassion and tenderness. I am hoping that the Synodal Pathway will provide the Church with an opportunity to...

Public Consultation on Irish Synodal Pathway

Public Consultation on Irish Synodal Pathway

The Steering Committee and Task Group for the Irish Synodal Pathway wish to express their appreciation to all who contributed to the public consultation which took place in April and May 2021. The consultation invited responses to the following question: What would be...

Synodality: The Synodal Path by Fr Tom O’Reilly  SSC

Synodality: The Synodal Path by Fr Tom O’Reilly SSC

Launching the Far East’s new series on Synodality, Fr Tom O’Reilly explains how walking and discerning together and listening attentively to each other are at the heart of the synodal process. We are familiar with adversarial debate in our parliamentary systems. The...

Derry Diocese steps out on its Synodal Journey

Derry Diocese steps out on its Synodal Journey

Back in October 2021, Pope Francis opened preparations for the 2023 Synod of Bishop’s Gathering in Rome which will focus on the theme “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission”. In simple terms, this Synod focuses on how we are operating and...

Is this a Synod for Everyone?

Is this a Synod for Everyone?

When consultations are launched there is inevitably some cynicism in the ether.  “The outcomes have already been pre-determined”, “Same old, same old”, “We’ve been here before”, “Nothing but a talking shop”.  And so it is with this Synod on Synodality.  No sooner was...