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Vatican puts the brakes on Synod on Synodality, pushes ‘controversial’ topics to 2025

Vatican City RNS A three-year process aimed at putting the most pressing concerns of lay Catholics front and centre in the church was reshuffled on Thursday, as the Vatican announced that it plans to push discussion of “doctrinal, ethical and pastoral issues that are controversial” to June, 2025. The controversial issues include allowing women to […]

Essay: The Synod on Synodality called for better liturgy. Will anyone listen?

US Catholic commentator, THOMAS REESE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, says that if the church is to have a Eucharistic revival, its liturgical texts should promote active participation by all people… United States RNS One of the surprises to come out of the Synod on Synodality was a call for better-written liturgies. The final […]

Vatican synod ends without clear stances on women deacons, LGBT

Pope Francis attends a meeting of General Congregation during the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, on 28th October, 2023

Vatican CityReuters A month-long Vatican meeting on the future of the Roman Catholic Church ended on Saturday without clear stands on hot-button issues such as women deacons and welcoming the LGBT community. The gathering, known as a Synod of Bishops, followed an unprecedented two-year canvassing of rank-and-file Catholics. The 365 synod participants included 300 bishops […]