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As the diocesan phase of the ambitious two-year project begins, many Catholics are either wholly unaware of the “synodal path” or unsure of its significance.
The Pope, speaking about the present synod, has said that the synod is “not about gathering opinions, no … it is about listening to the Holy Spirit.”
Participants in the Synodal Assembly voted on Sept. 30 on 15 amendments to two foundational Synodal Way documents: the preamble and theological orientation text.
The group of German lay faithful contend that the Synodal Path, which has ignored repeated corrections from the Vatican, is promoting disunity and paving the way for schism.
In a Sept. 17 lecture in Rome, the German cardinal said the German path deviated from Vatican II, especially in the area of “the sacramental understanding of the Church and the episcopate.”
Cardinal Mario Grech, the general secretary for the Synod of Bishops, said that the synod had been transformed “from an event into a process.”
The names were released on July 20, just three months before the start of a two-year preparatory phase involving Catholic dioceses worldwide.
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.
Done well, synods are a vital tool for local bishops in their pastoral care for souls