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Synod 2021 - 2023

On the weekend of October 9 - 10, 2021, Pope Francis opened the synod in Rome. The theme for 2021 - 2023 is For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission. This journey of listening, reflection and consideration will set the future path of the Catholic Church.

This synod is unique. Where previous synods were a month of reflection for bishops, this two-year process invites all all who are baptized to participate in a synod on synodality, with everyone in the Church walking together

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Opening of the Synodal Process

Moment of Reflection and Holy Mass with Pope Francis on October 9 - 10, 2021

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Vademecum for the Synod on Synodality

The Official Handbook for Listening and Discernment in Local Churches

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National Catholic Reporter

Synod on Synodality feature series

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Video: Synodality: The Endless Road to Emmaus

Father Greg Kennedy, SJ speaks at this CSJ Theology on Tap event on how synodality summons the creative participation of all

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Together in the Journey: The Synod, the Laudato Si' Action Platform, and the Eucharistic Revival

This Catholic Climate Covenant video with Sister Nathalie Becquart, XMCJ asks: How do we embark on the Laudato Si’ journey alongside the synod?

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Video: Prophetic Possibilities through the Synodal Process

Sister Nuala Kenny explores all the potential of the synod in this Novalis Publishing video.

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Video: How Do We Walk Together as a Church?

In this second Novalis video, Moira McQueen speaks on embracing Pope Francis' new call to synodality.

Out of deep respect for those who have cared for these lands since time immemorial, we are committed to tread lightly on the land, protect water as sacred, and affirm our desire for right relations with all Indigenous Peoples. - From our CSJ Land Acknowledgement

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