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Synod advisers meet outside Rome to consider ‘time for change’ in Catholic Church

October 13, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: 30 “theologians, pastoral workers and bishops” recently spent two weeks in Frascati, Italy, to draft the document that will guide the continental phase of the synod on synodality.

“In this call for change, we can see that there needs to be a different dynamic in how the Church listens to the people of God and how it allows itself to be transformed by listening to the people of God,” said Mauricio L√≥pez, who is the coordinator for the Conference of Latin American Bishops’ Center for Networking and Action.

“To me, the most sort of moving thing about this is, I think we do all feel that something very important is being born here,” added Austen Ivereigh. “It’s a new way of thinking about the Church and the way it operates.”

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  • Posted by: DanS - Oct. 14, 2022 11:14 PM ET USA

    The empty vessel they seek already exists in myriad forms among the Protestant denominations. They are welcome to join any of them and leave Catholicism to the Catholics.

  • Posted by: grateful1 - Oct. 14, 2022 7:50 PM ET USA

    The "call for change" is being made NOT by "the people of God," but by bishops, cardinals, theologians, and "pastoral workers" who have no interest in receiving, preserving, and transmitting the Word of God as it was entrusted to them. They will hear what they want to hear and do what they want to do, What a shameful sham.