• ‘Something needs to come out of the synod’

    Nov 04, 2022

    European cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich , leads the Archdiocese of Luxembourg and is president of COMECE (the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union). He spoke with La Croix International on the sidelines of the October 12-30 Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conference (FABC) in Bangkok, where he attended as a fraternal delegate.

  • A Philippines parish journeys together, living synodality

    Nov 04, 2022

    In Cavite, south of the city of Manila — the capital of the Philippines, local parishioners meet to discuss the life of their local church, its mission, outreach, and hopes for the future. They meet, share, and discuss, in a common journey of synodality, one of many similar gatherings taking place around the world now leading to the global 2023 Synod on synodality.

  • Synod on Synodality extended to 2024

    Oct 28, 2022

    Pope Francis announced on October 16 that he is significantly expanding the timeframe for his ongoing consultation process for the world’s Catholics.

  • Synod in two sessions will encourage participation

    Oct 28, 2022

    Pope Francis’ decision to extend the Synod to two sessions — in 2023 and 2024 — reflects the reality of an increasingly missionary Church which involves everyone.

  • Second Vatican Council and the Church ‘Loving mother of all’

    Oct 21, 2022

    Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, October 11, 1962

  • An overview of the Second Vatican Council

    Oct 21, 2022

    Pope John XXIII officially opened the Second Vatican Council on October 11, 1962 during a solemn ceremony inside St Peter’s Basilica, setting in motion a four-year event which would see the Church open her doors to the world in a process of “updating” (in Italian: “aggiornamento”) for the contemporary age.

  • Dream of ‘synodality’ is a fruit of Vatican II

    Oct 21, 2022

    While the term “synodality” is not found in any of the 16 documents of the Second Vatican Council, the council’s vision and definition of the Church is at the heart of what synodality is, said Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops.

  • Having fewer but more effective churches

    Oct 14, 2022

    The 57 urban parishes in the Archdiocese of Baltimore are embarking on a two-year listening and discernment process to determine how well their ministries and pastoral services meet the needs of the neighbourhoods in which they are located.

  • No true development without education

    Oct 14, 2022

    In conjunction with World Teachers’ Day (October 5), UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Education, Stefania Giannini, spoke to Vatican Media about the role of schools in promoting integral human development.

  • Synodal virtues: Valuing and extending theological education

    Oct 07, 2022

    The synodal vision that is emerging in region after region of the Catholic Church worldwide stresses that many different voices need to be heard if we are to fulfil our vocation to be the pilgrim People of God.

Sunday Reflection

God is not like us

God is beyond us. That is what the readings point to this weekend. The fact that God is a mystery and beyond our thinking is not something that should frustrate or disappoint us but, rather, it should be a source of our hope and the ground that we walk on as Christians.

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