Tag Archives: Synod of Bishops

ACTION ITEM! Is the “Vatican survey” being hijacked? Fr. Z says, “¡Vaya lío!”

You know that there is a survey out there, at the Vatican’s behest, in anticipation of the upcoming Synod of Bishops which will discuss the family.
While surveying people ahead of time is not new, when I heard about this the … Continue reading

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A critical look at the Synod and its aftermath

From The Catholic Thing comes a piece by Robert Royal in which he looks with a critical eye at the closing propositions of the Synod of Bishops.
My preface: The problem with criticizing the Synods of Bishops is that, by negative … Continue reading

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The Synod on Liturgy

So much for the Synod.
Well down the list of 58 Propositions, after inculturation, human development, social communication, urban scenarios, migrants, and other matters of vital importance, I’m sure.
Proposition 35 : LITURGY
The worthy celebration of the Sacred Liturgy, God’s most treasured … Continue reading

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Changes in the Roman Curia: governance of seminaries transferred to Congregation for Clergy

At the end of the Synod of Bishops, which coincided with the beginning of the Year of Faith and focused on the promotion of the New Evangelization (of places where the Christian Faith and identity is dying or dead), the … Continue reading

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FANON! Wherein Fr. Z rants, opines, predicts.

I did everyone a big favor today.
This morning I decided to leave the computer off and simply say my Office, say Mass, have some breakfast without concerning myself with any news or voicemail or email. Whenever I do this, something … Continue reading

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The Synod so far: something missing….

As you know, the Synod of Bishops in meeting in Rome, again.  The theme this time: The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith
So far in the interventions (speeches) HERE I have not yet seen any mention of … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI speaks of the “profound crisis” of marriage as a “crisis in faith”

His Holiness addressed the crisis of marriage as a crisis in faith in his sermon to open the Synod of Bishops and to proclaim St. Hildegard of Bingen and St. John of Avila as Doctors of the Church.  The Synod is … Continue reading

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The 2012 Synod of Bishop will focus on…

From CNS comes this news.  Woo hoo.
Next synod theme: New evangelization
October 24, 2010 by John Thavis
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict announced today that he’s chosen “new evangelization” as the theme for the next world Synod of Bishops in 2012.
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