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A Synod with an Ear to the Ground

The election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who took the name of Francis of Assisi, as the 266th Pope in 2013, stirred the Catholic Church as never before in its recent history.

Dr Suresh Mathew Dr Suresh Mathew
11 Oct 2021

A Synodal Church in India

Pope Francis distinctly wants the laity to be more active in the synodal process. It should not be a clerical or hierarchical exercise but of the whole people of God.

Bp Gerald John Mathias Bp Gerald John Mathias
11 Oct 2021

Articles

In the next two years, culminating in 2023, Pope Francis has projected a synod of the entire Church, going beyond the synod of bishops

Felix Wilfred Felix Wilfred
11 Oct 2021

We hope that at the end of the synodal process, the Church will become what God wants it to be: the Kingdom of God.

Oswald Cardinal Gracias Oswald Cardinal Gracias
11 Oct 2021

The Catholic Church is preparing to have another synod. This year the theme of the synod is Synodality.

IC Correspondent IC Correspondent
11 Oct 2021

The early Church was able to strengthen the unity of the Body of Christ, the Church, because all Christians nurtured relationships between the pastors and the faithful.

Archbishop Felix Machado Archbishop Felix Machado
11 Oct 2021

Just as Christ journeyed with the People of God, we are also called to continue this journey in the same spirit

Percival Holt Percival Holt
11 Oct 2021

Within the Church we have hierarchical structure which can easily collude with patriarchal structure if one is not careful

Shalini Mulackal PBVM Shalini Mulackal PBVM
11 Oct 2021

On 11 October 1962, Pope John XXIII (Papa Buono-The Good Pope, now Saint!) opened the historic Second Vatican Council fully convinced

Cedric Prakash Cedric Prakash
11 Oct 2021

On October 3, around 13 attacks on churches were reported from across the country. Most of them were perpetrated by radicals alleging ‘conversion’.

Manoj Varghese Manoj Varghese
11 Oct 2021

How did someone dare to ram a vehicle into a crowd with a view to killing the people at random? Who filled the person’s mind with so much hatred for the farmers?

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
11 Oct 2021

Fr. Varghese Alengaden is unlike any other priest; he is unlike any other motivational speaker, animator, trainer or writer.

Marydasan John Marydasan John
11 Oct 2021

As I see the infighting in our country and across the world, over construction of mosque or Jewish temple, and church or other religious shrines

Robert Clements Robert Clements
11 Oct 2021