Tag: Synod of Bishops

U.S. bishops speak at synod for the Amazon

U.S. bishops speak at synod for the Amazon

| Carol Glatz | October 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is not a “referendum” on priestly celibacy; it is looking for ways to provide for the sacramental life and formation of the people there, U.S. Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston said.

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Indigenous bring needed diversity of expression to synod, speakers say

Indigenous bring needed diversity of expression to synod, speakers say

| Carol Glatz | October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

People in Western countries need to see the different cultural expressions of faith that exist in other parts of the world, said some participants at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon.

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Cardinal Baldisseri explains who’s at Amazon synod, how it works

Cardinal Baldisseri explains who’s at Amazon synod, how it works

| Cindy Wooden | October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

While the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is focused on one small, but important geographical area, the issues involved impact the universal Catholic Church, said Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops.

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Synod is a time to listen, discern, not despise, pope says

Synod is a time to listen, discern, not despise, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is a time of reflection, dialogue and listening to the needs and sufferings of indigenous people, Pope Francis said.

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Amazon inhabitants hope synod will address lack of priests

Amazon inhabitants hope synod will address lack of priests

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The upcoming Synod of Bishops for the Amazon will focus on the devastating effects of climate change on the environment and on indigenous communities, but it also will look at ways to meet the spiritual needs of the region’s people.

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Young adult leaders gather for post-synod discussion

Young adult leaders gather for post-synod discussion

| Cindy Wooden | June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic young adults felt the hierarchy started listening to them in preparation for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on young people, and they will do whatever they can to make sure their voices continue to be heard, said a youth minister from New Zealand.

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Vatican questions use of term ‘viri probati’

Vatican questions use of term ‘viri probati’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

While the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon aims to highlight the damage wrought by climate change and exploitation, the possibility of ordaining married men to minister in remote areas of the rainforest continues to garner more attention.

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Synod of Bishops on the Amazon document raises possibility of married priests, roles for women

Synod of Bishops on the Amazon document raises possibility of married priests, roles for women

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church must find ways to reach indigenous Catholics deprived of the sacraments in the most remote areas of the Amazon rainforest, and that may include ordaining married elders, said the working document for the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.

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The church online: Synod calls for virtuous digital outreach

The church online: Synod calls for virtuous digital outreach

| Cindy Wooden | November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Log on, but bring your brain, your Bible and your Christian values with you” could summarize one of the Synod of Bishops’ messages to Catholics young and old.

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Australian students, alumni urge synod not to use ‘ambiguous language’

Australian students, alumni urge synod not to use ‘ambiguous language’

| Peter Rosengren | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

More than 200 Australian Catholic university students and alumni told the Synod of Bishops that young Catholics cannot be well formed in their faith when prelates create confusion by using “ambiguous language” on key issues “despite Christ’s clear teaching, the Church fathers and the clear dogma of the Church.”

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Synod groups on sexuality: Church welcomes all, calls all to conversion

Synod groups on sexuality: Church welcomes all, calls all to conversion

| Cindy Wooden | October 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

No one is excluded from the love of God or from being welcomed into the Catholic Church, but God’s love and the Church’s welcome also come with a call to conversion, said the English-language groups at the Synod of Bishops.

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Doctrine won’t change, but LGBTQ Catholics need care, U.S. observer says

Doctrine won’t change, but LGBTQ Catholics need care, U.S. observer says

| Carol Glatz | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

One small group’s discussions at the Synod of Bishops concerning the LGBTQ community focused on how the Catholic Church could best minister to people who already feel marginalized and attacked by the church itself, a U.S. synod participant said.

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