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FaithFaith and Reason
Louis J. Cameli
We must all learn to change our mindset regarding our role and participation in ecclesial life if we want to experience a truly synodal church.
FaithSynod Diary
Zac Davis
The task of becoming a truly synodal church will demand sacrifices from all the baptized, writes Zac Davis.
A man kneels in a Catholic church in Germany
Geir Moulson - Associated Press
More than half a million people formally left the Catholic Church in Germany last year, significantly higher than the previous record as the church wrestles with a long-running scandal over abuse by clergy.
FaithFaith and Reason
Nathalie Becquart
In a way, maybe we are living all together as baptized Christians in the synodal process in the same way that the council fathers at Vatican II experienced collegiality in their role as bishops.
Irish children in Catholic school uniforms stand in front of their school
Kimberley Heatherington - OSV News
Even after decades of Ireland’s rapid societal secularization, clergy and laypeople have cause for optimism about the renewal of the Catholic faith first brought to the Emerald Isle by St. Patrick in 432.
dolores leckey is seated wearing a black shirt and a necklace on a white couch with books behind her
OSV News
Dolores R. Leckey, who was founding director of the U.S. bishops’ Secretariat for the Laity in 1977 and at the time one of the highest ranking women in the U.S. Catholic Church, died peacefully of natural causes Jan. 17 in her home in Arlington.