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Pope Francis holds his rosary during the Mass for the conclusion of the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops Oct. 29, 2023.

The Need for a Deeper Theology of Synodality

COMMENTARY: Without explicit clarification, the synthesis document of the recent Synod on Synodality seems to teeter on a Protestant understanding of ministry, where all ministry flows from baptism, and a correspondingly Protestant ecclesiology, which is essentially baptismal and only secondarily Eucharistic, if at all.

USCCB Fall meeting underway in Baltimore, Md.

US Bishops and Fraternal Unity

EDITORIAL: The cohesiveness the U.S. bishops displayed at their fall assembly played against the prevailing narrative from some Church analysts.