Synodus locuta

Massimo Faggioli writes about how the synodal process is speaking through local Churches all over the world. How will Rome respond? Reprinted with permission La Croix International June 20, 2022.

Benedictine sister challenges Catholics to step up and speak up!

Sister Joan Chittister OSB visited Australia in July and offered a day in Parramatta for religious and priests. This report is reprinted with the permission of Catholic Religious Australia.

What is it about women and the Church? 

Patty Fawkner SGS, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, was a member of the Plenary Council. She reflects on the experience of women and the process of the Council. This article was published in the July 2022 edition of The Good Oil, the e-magazine of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan and is republished with permission.

It didn’t have to be so painful

John Crothers, retired Sydney priest, comments on the motions on women’s contribution at the Second Assembly of the Plenary Council.

A suggestion for the Liturgy of the Word

Peter Cullinane, first bishop of the Diocese of Palmerston North, NZ. Now retired, he continues to be a respected writer and leader of retreats and is still busy at local, national and international levels. He writes to suggest a more engaging way to celebrate the Word that touches people’s lives. Reprinted with permission. First published in June 16th, 2022.