German bishops want to stick to reform course
Despite concerns from the Vatican, the German Catholic bishops want to stick to their reform course.
What will be the fruits of the England and Wales Synod?
Ian Dunn shrewdly looks at the potential outcomes of the Synod in England and Wales.
A synodal spring in the Celtic peripheries
‘Scotland went unmentioned in the Continental synthesis and there is a sense here that the big boys in Rome will have their say and we’ll deal with it when the time comes,’ writes Ian Dunn.
Oceania Assembly listened to cry of the poor, the earth and the ocean say continent’s bishops
Dozens of bishops attended the quadrennial assembly of the Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania, which concluded on Friday 9th February.
Middle Eastern Churches stress unity at continental gathering
Catholic Churches in the Middle East stressed unity at their Continental Synod as they gathered under “difficult circumstances”.
A portal to past pain and current panic: Ireland’s all-encompassing synodal journey
Co-Chair of the National Steering Committee, Fr Declan Hurley, discusses the immersive impact synodality had on a small parish in Meath in December.
German court suspends case against Benedict pending search for his legal successor
The Traunstein Regional Court has suspended proceedings in the complaint lodged against the late Pope Benedict XVI and other Church officials.
German bishop Bode disappointed about Pope’s will to reform
The Vice-President of the German Bishops’ Conference, Osnabrueck’s Bishop Franz-Josef Bode, is disappointed with Pope Francis’ will to reform.
US synodal report: Seeds of Renewal
Amid a volatile political climate and internal Church tensions, the US’ synodal synthesis surprisingly revealed a faith-community that was united on more fronts than not.
15 themes of the Irish Catholic Synodal listening process
What is the nature of Ireland’s contemporary Catholic psyche? What exactly are the faithful saying? Here are the most prevalent themes of the nations’ synodal gatherings.
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales National Synthesis
“There was a desire expressed for churches to be places of closeness and welcoming” – one of the many submissions made by the faithful in England and Wales.
What Ireland said – A window into the views of the faithful
As the Church prepares itself the second stage of the synodal process, the Continental Stage, the voices of the faithful, as presented in the respective national syntheses, are now in the hands of the Church’s bishops for the remainder of the journey. Here’s what the faithful had to say about the future of the Church in Ireland.