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JesuiticalOctober 20, 2023
José Manuel De Urquidi, the founder of the Juan Diego Network (OSV News Photo/courtesy of the Juan Diego Network)

As a young adult, José Manuel de Urquidi had a lot of questions about faith but couldn’t find satisfying answers. He went to law school, opened a craft brewery and started a family, but it wasn’t until he started podcasting that he found his purpose as a digital missionary.

José is a voting member in the synod on synodality at the Vatican this month and his advocacy for evangelizing—or rather listening—in digital spaces is turning heads. Leading up to the synod, he worked closely with the synod secretariat to get the word out on dozens of digital platforms. The result is the digital synod “continental” document, which centers previously unheard voices of those who are or feel excluded from the traditional structures of the Church.

In Signs of the Times, Ashley and Zac break open the final thematic module of the synod that’s currently being discussed: Participation, governance and authority.

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