Hannah Roberts reports from Rome for The Tablet that Italian Bishop Nunzio Galantino wants the church to listen to diverse opinions of topical matters.
Our Lenten pilgrimage from Covid to War Tolka Park and whitewash: (1) This Saturday morning is brighter. The horizon seems to be shrugging off the night somewhat sluggishly but is…
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Chris McDonnell, using the example of the Marriage referendum result, questions how the voice of the people and the ‘Sensus Fidelium’ can be accommodated at the Synod on the Family.
“We can only hope that the voice of the people is recognised in their debate and reflection, for if the outcome of the Synod is to be accepted within the body of the Church, it has to be accepted by the pilgrim people to whom it seeks to offer support and guidance. “
Dr Gladys Ganiel, Research Fellow, Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen’s University Belfast commissioned a survey about the recent papal visit. The results have been released and are informative.
“For practicing Catholics, 39% said the main reason as to why they did not attend any of the events was because the travel/walk was too difficult, 22% said they were not interested and 18% said they disagreed with how the Church has handled abuse.”
Only 1% of those who did not attend any event put the reason down to the weather!
The Tablet reports: The newly appointed Archbishop of Tuam has said he is “very conscious” of the declining number of clergy in the Irish Church and the “dramatic decline” in…