Lay Catholics and women religious will be voting members of the October 2023 Synod of Bishops, and while synodal officials dismiss talk of a ‘revolution,’ some canonists say it could alter the nature of the assembly.
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Comments on the Synod of Bishops’ Facebook page zeroed in on the woman in clerical vestments.
The Women’s Ordination Conference, founded in 1975, describes itself as “the oldest and largest organization working to ordain women as deacons, priests, and bishops.”
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.”
In 2010, Cardinal Francis George, then president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued a statement emphasizing that New Ways Ministry “has no approval or recognition from the Catholic Church and that they cannot speak on behalf of the Catholic faithful in the United States.”
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.