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The Instrumentum laboris places the theme of Co-responsibility in the mission at the centre of  discernment (B.2). It refers to the exchange between the churches regarding communion (IL  35) and mission (IL 22, 41). more
Communion: the wedding feast of the Lamb
Prof. Anna Rowlands
October 13, 2023
The first thing to say about communion is that it is the reality of God’s own life, the being of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In this sense, it is the most real thing there is: the ground of reality and source of the being of the Church. more
As the Holy Land is immersed in this violence and bloodshed, we remember that Jesus, the Son of God, who lived and walked there as Love Incarnate, through His teaching by word and deed, calls us as brothers and sisters to be always united by the bond of charity. more
What can we expect from this current Synodal Process? Like in any process of authentic discernment that tries to hear God’s will, the short answer is that we don’t really know. more
The Samaritan Woman at the Well (John 4.7 – 30)
Fr. Timothy Radcliff, OP
October 10, 2023
Today we begin to reflect on B.1 of the Instrumentum Laboris, ‘A Communion that radiates.’ The theme that emerged most frequently in our sessions last week was formation. So how can we all be formed for communion that overflows into mission? In John Chapter 4, we hear of the encounter of Jesus with the woman more
The IL describes the Synod as a liturgical assembly in part to minimize the sense that it’s “a parliamentary structure with its dynamics of majority building” (#48). more
The XVI General Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of the Bishops is happening at the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican. Among the over 400 participants at the Synod are participants from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. more
To my mind, the most striking image from the Instrumentum Laboris happens to be the most traditional. more
Pope Francis is heading to Marseille, France this weekend on his 44th Apostolic Journey abroad. more
Saint John Paul II would often say that “the Church must breathe with her two lungs!” (Ut Unum Sint #54) more