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Pope Francis is asking everyone, all around the world, to join him in helping prepare the Church for a Synod of bishops which will take place in Rome in 2023.  

A Synod is an opportunity for the bishops, working collaboratively with the pope, to discuss subjects of importance for the universal Church at a particular time.  The 2023 Synod will be...

Pope Francis is asking everyone, all around the world, to join him in helping prepare the Church for a Synod of bishops which will take place in Rome in 2023.  

A Synod is an opportunity for the bishops, working collaboratively with the pope, to discuss subjects of importance for the universal Church at a particular time.  The 2023 Synod will be a Synod on Synodality itself.  In other words, it will help map the future of how decisions will be made which affect the whole Church.  Every parish in every diocese in this country, and throughout the world, is invited to take part in the preparations for the Synod.

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May
22

Towards October 2024 – Summary of Contributions from Dioceses and Groups of the Catholic Church in Ireland

In response to the invitation from the Secretariat of the Synod in Rome to deepen our reflections on the Report from its first synodal assembly in Oct...

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Apr
12

Synod - Towards October 2024

Between the XVI Assembly of October 2023 and the XVI Assembly planned for October 2024, the local Churches and the groupings of Churches are invited t...

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Dec
11

Bishop Brendan Leahy and Bishop Alan McGuckian Report on the Synodal Assembly from Rome

In October 2021, Pope Francis announced a Universal Synod on the theme of synodality. Its official title is 'For a Synodal Church: Communion, Particip...

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Oct
31

From the Synod: Summary of the Synod Synthesis report

The first session of the Universal Synod, which was held in Rome during October 2023, was different to the usual way synods are held. The 365 par...

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Nov
22

From the Synod: calls for leadership training at local level in order to advance the Irish Synodal Pathway

Julieann Moran and Fr Eamonn Fitzgibbon discuss a recently published research report which calls for leadership training at local level in order to ad...

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Nov
22

From the Synod: Rev Professor Eamonn Conway shares his experience of the first session of the Universal Synod.

Rev Professor Eamonn Conway speaks with Monica Morley on her Midwest Radio show "Faith Alive" on 12 November 2023. Eamonn speaks about his experience ...

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Nov
22

From the Synod: Clergy Engagement with the Synodal Process in Ireland

Following the diocesan and continental stages of the Universal Synod, the Irish Synodal Pathway carried out some research with clergy groups to learn ...

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Nov
03

Universal Synod's Synthesis Report​

16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops In the late afternoon of Saturday 28 October 2023, the members of the 16th Ordinary General Ass...

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Jan
15

Homily - Baptism of the Lord - Bishop McKeown

It took us a fortnight to get through the Christmas season. The stories in the scripture readings during that period were about a baby but were laden ...

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Jan
18

The Net - January 2022

The January 2022 edition of 'The Net', the monthly publication sharing the fruits of the faith in our parish communities within the Diocese of Derry a...

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