In the heart of Rome, the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops convened on the occasion of the Synod entitled
"For a Synodal Church:
Communion, Participation, and Mission."
Yet, Pope Francis' pivotal decision has ignited a whirlwind of emotions and comments, stretching from admiration to skepticism and opposition. Some see it as a beacon, pointing to a brighter future for the Church and igniting renewal. Others worry it will muddy our beliefs, endanger our treasured traditions, and, ultimately, bring confusion, error, and division.
In this contest, the program "THE SYNOD ON SYNODALITY: RUIN OR BLESSING FOR THE CHURCH?" offers a series of provocative lectures designed to explore the theological, ecclesial, and pastoral scope of the recent and much-discussed Synod convened by Pope Francis in Rome (Oct. 4–29, 2023). Some of the topics that will be discussed include
WHAT IS A SYNOD?
WHY NOW A SYNOD ON SYNODALITY?
WHAT ARE ITS GOALS?
WHAT CAUSED THE DOUBTS AND OPPOSITION TO POPE FRANCIS' INITIATIVE? HOW TRUSTWORTHY AND REASONABLE ARE THEY?
The program features the participation of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette, Fr. Ted Brown, M.S., Fr. Rosanno Soriano, M.S., Fr. Flavio Gillio, M.S., and Fr. Messias Malanga, M.S.
Dive in, discern, and decide: is this Synod on Synodality a ruin or a blessing?
Join the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette on a journey of
learning, formation, and transformation:
Sessions Dates and Times
NOVEMBER 13, 2023, 6:00 pm
JANUARY 8, 2024, 6:00 pm
FEBRUARY 5, 2024, 6:00 pm
MARCH 4, 2024, 6:00 pm
APRIL 8, 2024, 6:00 pm
This is a hybrid event. Participants can join us in person or remotely through live-streaming.
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