French and Taiwanese couples join a Polish couple already serving as members of the dicastery for a total of three sets of spouses among the Vatican office’s 28 members, which include eight women.
The Vatican focused on Twitter and Tyler.
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‘LGBTQ+’ terminology and a ‘super synod’ proposal didn’t make the cut, while a proposal for ex-priests to be given a ‘pastoral service’ was added.
Synod on Synodality 2023: Summary Report Calls for Greater ‘Co-Responsibility’ in Church, Changes to Decision-Making
The document was presented to the synod’s 344 voting members in attendance after its drafters attempted to incorporate more than 1,150 proposed amendments into the text. Each paragraph of the text was approved by a two-thirds majority vote.
If it can avoid ‘self-referentiality,’ Bishop Kevin Rhoades believes that the Church’s ongoing synodal process can contribute to the communion needed to evangelize the world.
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Meet the Aussie Laywoman Pushing for Motherhood — Not Female Priesthood — at the Synod on Synodality
Both a philosopher with a focus on womanhood and a mother of five, Renee Köhler-Ryan has emerged as a compelling synodal voice for the Church’s understanding of women, grounded in both her experience and her expertise.