Are Catholics truly being represented in the process of synodality? 

John Warhurst, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University, the Chair of Concerned Catholics Canberra Goulburn and a member of the Plenary Council, suggests the appointed members of the Plenary Council may understandably be confused as to what their role is and who or how they are to represent. Reprinted with permission Eureka Street, July 21,

The First Assembly of Australia’s Plenary Council is only two months away, but uncertainty still remains about the role that its 282 members will play. Not just about what work they will do but what conception of the role they will bring or will be imposed upon them by the authorities.

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