Podcast: Everything you need to know about the Synod on Synodality
Hello from Rome! Ashley and Zac are joined by their colleague Gerard O’Connell, a journalist who has covered the Vatican since 1985. They bring questions from listeners about the Synod on Synodality, which began this week: How will the discussions inside the synod hall work? How will the synod deal with internal polarization? What will determine the success of this synod? They also discuss:
- The changes that Pope Francis has brought to the synod, making it more open and inclusive.
- How to listen and remain open to the Holy Spirit.
- Lay involvement in the synod, especially of women and young people.
Links from the show
- Analysis: The synod is not Vatican III. It’s Pope Francis’ implementation of Vatican II.
- America’s synod coverage
What’s on tap?
Falanghina (Italian white wine)