Tag: Synod

Minnesota missionary helped in youth synod preparation

Minnesota missionary helped in youth synod preparation

| October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

While serving as a missionary with Minnesota-based NET Ministries at a parish in Texas, in fall 2016, Suness Jones received a personally addressed email from the Vatican.

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Synod final document must include scandal of trafficking, cardinal says

Synod final document must include scandal of trafficking, cardinal says

| Carol Glatz | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The scandal of human trafficking, which affects millions of young people in the world, needs to be included in the Synod of Bishops’ final document, one synod father said.

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Superiors general see no reason why women shouldn’t have vote at synod

Superiors general see no reason why women shouldn’t have vote at synod

| Cindy Wooden | October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although bishops should make up the majority of voting members at a Synod of Bishops, the fact that the body is only consultative means women should be included as full members just as priests and religious brothers are, said three priests who are voting members.

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Young people want leaders who are fathers, not Pharisees, observer says

Young people want leaders who are fathers, not Pharisees, observer says

| Carol Glatz | October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church must be a place of justice and mercy, and its members must be catalysts for change, some young observers said at the Synod of Bishops Oct. 11.

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Synod already leading to some changes, bishops report

Synod already leading to some changes, bishops report

| Cindy Wooden | October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Even on the ninth day of the 25-day-long Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment, two bishops said they already had ideas for things they would want to start in their ministries.

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Synod urged to make more room for young leaders and for women

Synod urged to make more room for young leaders and for women

| Cindy Wooden | October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two women religious urged the Synod of Bishops to open more space in the Catholic Church, including in decision-making roles, to women and young people.

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Pope asks bishops, young people to drop their prejudices as synod begins

Pope asks bishops, young people to drop their prejudices as synod begins

| Cindy Wooden | October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked bishops to be bold, honest, open-minded, charitable and, especially, prayerful as they begin a three-week meeting on “young people, the faith and vocational discernment.”

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Be lifeline of hope for youth alienated from church, pope tells synod

Be lifeline of hope for youth alienated from church, pope tells synod

| Carol Glatz | October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Setting the stage for a monthlong gathering of bishops, Pope Francis urged synod fathers not to be crushed by “prophets of doom,” but to be the signs of hope and joy for which today’s young people yearn.

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In these dark times, young people a beacon of hope

In these dark times, young people a beacon of hope

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

In just a few weeks, bishops and experts will be gathering in Rome for the 15th Ordinary Synod, which will focus on young people, the faith and vocational discernment. The preparations began more than a year ago for what will be a golden opportunity for the universal Church to listen to the movement of the Holy Spirit concerning this important topic.

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Don’t be embarrassed to talk about sex, youths tell Vatican officials

Don’t be embarrassed to talk about sex, youths tell Vatican officials

| Cindy Wooden | September 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

Several young people attending a Vatican-sponsored seminar on the upcoming Synod of Bishops urged the Vatican and the bishops themselves to be opening to listening to youths talk and ask questions about love, sex and sexuality.

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Pope to young people: 13 questions to make voices heard in Rome

Pope to young people: 13 questions to make voices heard in Rome

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before youth and young-adult themed synod, the Pope wishes to hear from youth around the world via a Vatican-produced survey sent to all dioceses. Survey results will be processed at the Vatican in time for the 2018 synod. Young people ages 18-30 can take the survey at archspm.org/youngadultvoices

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