Participants and observers gather Oct. 3, 2018, for a general assembly of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican.

Synod on Synodality: Special Coverage

The Synod on Synodality is Pope Francis’ initiative for the Catholic Church to collaboratively chart its path in the modern era, emphasizing listening, discernment and mission. The XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, featuring 363 voting members — including laymen and women for the first time — will convene at the Vatican Oct. 4-29 to advise the Pope on the theme: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission.”  Follow EWTN News’ latest news here. 

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The Synod of Bishop is shown underway at the Vatican, Oct. 5, 2018.

Unity in What?

COMMENTARY: In the words of Pope John Paul II: ‘The moral life and the life of faith are so deeply united that it is impossible to divide them.’