by Oisín Walsh | 6 Apr, 2017 | News
Young people from across the Diocese of Rome and other dioceses in the Lazio region will gather with the pope at 5.00pm at the papal basilica on the Esquiline Hill. They will reflect on the figure of John the Apostle, chosen as the example to follow in the process of discernment and discussion called for in the preparatory document for next year’s Synod. Participants will also ask for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is the inspiration for the theme for the next three world youth days.
The vigil is being organised by the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops in collaboration with dioceses in the Lazio region and the Holy See’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.
Julieann Moran looks back at the progress of the synodal pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland and the Universal Synod on the theme of synodality called by Pope Francis.
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The Synodal Pathway - the journey so far
Bishop Michael Router shares a message for World Day Of the Sick which will be celebrated on 11th Feb 2024, (Feast of our Lady of Lourdes)
World Day Of the Sick 2024
The late former Taoiseach John Bruton spoke at the 2012 International Eucharistic Congress which was held in Dublin on 'The Christian Tradition in European Democracy'
John Bruton - The Christian Tradition in European Democracy
The theme for the 2024 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (18 to 25 January – the octave of Saint Peter and Saint Paul) is from the parable of the Good Samaritan: ‘love the Lord your God… and your neighbour as yourself’ (Lk 10:27).
Each year a Week of Prayer theme comes from a specific area of the world. For 2024, the discussion by the Archbishops of Armagh is a response to calls from the Christian Churches in Burkina Faso to join with them in self-reflection and consideration of what it means to love our neighbour in the world today.
This year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will take place from
Week of prayer for Christian Unity
Julieann Moran and Fr Eamonn Fitzgibbon discuss a recently published research report which calls for leadership training at local level in order to advance the Irish Synodal Pathway and how each diocese is being asked to form a diocesan synodal team to drive the process forward at local level.
Synodality - "this will happen or not at local level"
Bishops Alan McGuckian and Bishop Brendan Leahy share their reflections after attending the first session of the Synod on Synodality in Rome (4th - 29th Oct 2023)
Learnings from the Synod on Synodality in Rome
Fr Eamonn Conway who attended the Synod on Synodality reflects on how the final synthesis report ... 'the fruits of our work' ... is now handed over to the whole Church to reflect on and to continue the journey together
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Synod2023 ends in Rome ... a new stage begins
Bishop Martin Hayes introduces his Pastoral Letter titled 'Making Decisions and Preparing for the Future Together' which addresses the four key pastoral priorities identified through the 'conversations about our faith' that took place over the last two years in Kilmore Diocese.
Making Decisions and Preparing for the Future Together - Kilmore Diocese
Bishop Alan McGuckian explains the way Synod2023 worked ... using the approach of 'Conversations in the Spirit' ... an approach he hopes "that more and more back home in the Church we can do this because it is a real way of discerning God's will ..."
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"I would be hoping that back home in the Church in Ireland we can do this ..." Bishop Alan McGuckian