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FaithFaith and Reason
Louis P. Masi
It is within the sacred space of the sacrament of reconciliation that someone can come to be heard.
FaithFaith and Reason
Carolyn Weir Herman
The Synod on Synodality is good news for all the baptized, and in particular, it is good news for women.
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FaithScripture Reflections
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
From the very beginning, the church reaches decisions that are complicated, human, messy, often ad hoc—this is what the Holy Spirit protecting and guiding the church looks like.
FaithShort Take
Jim McDermott
I’m surprised to find that it’s my confusion about the synodal process that has grown more than my enthusiasm for what is being discussed.
a woman with grey hair and glasses speaks into a microphone at the vatican
FaithNews Analysis
Sebastian Gomes
Many Catholics like myself who have followed the development of synodality under Pope Francis have been convinced that the decision to open synod voting to non-bishops was all but inevitable.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
For the first time in the history of the synod, Pope Francis has given women the right to vote and has also made a radical change to the membership of the Synod of Bishops on Synodality.