According to a new statement published to the New Ways Ministry website, Thierry Bonaventura, communications manager of the General Secretariat, had apologized “for removing from their website a link to our video encouraging LGBTQ people to participate in synod consultations.”
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Cardinal Mario Grech discusses the initial phase of the Synod on Synodality and addresses concerns the faithful have about the process.
The next Synod of Bishops will begin with consultations in local dioceses that could reenergize parish life post-COVID, but Germany’s own tumultuous ‘Synodal Path’ casts a long shadow.
COMMENTARY: The protracted ‘synod on holding synods’ runs a grave risk of diverting the Church’s energies from the mission field to the sacristy.
Today’s announcement of a two-year process for the upcoming synod on synodality appears to reflect the ideas of Jesuit Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, who viewed synodality as a vehicle for questioning Church teaching.
Fr. Luis Marín de San Martín and Sr. Nathalie Becquart will replace Bishop Fabio Fabene, who was named secretary of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints in January.
One of Bishop Grech’s main tasks will be preparing for the forthcoming synod on synodality, scheduled for Oct. 2022.
The San Diego bishop is calling for a sweeping adoption of ‘synodality’ in the American context, but analysts say the concept needs a clearer definition before it can be endorsed.
The bishop was the principal author of Malta’s guidelines endorsing reception of Communion by divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, and also has been accused of strong-arm actions against critics.