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Pope Francis: The complement to parrhesia is humility

When Pope Francis encourages dialogue within the church, it isn't "just talk." Rather, he is suggesting dialogue as a part of discernment. Often people think...

An open prayer to God for clarity in discernment

Dear Lord, Sometimes the morning fog seems the perfect metaphor for my inability to see where you are calling me. How, through the mist and...

Our life’s work: How do we discern what God is asking...

"Samuel, Samuel!" the Lord calls, in one of the more famous stories of discernment in the Bible. After bothering his teacher, Eli, three times,...

‘Pass the Word’ Diocese of Wilmington vocations program changes pace

RIDGELY, Md. — The Diocese of Wilmington hopes a different approach for its annual “Pass the Word” discernment program will help put more priests...

Synod group reports focus on abuse, sexuality, friendship, mission

VATICAN CITY — In their first formal reports to the entire Synod of Bishops, many of the gathering’s working groups reported that they had...

Bishops’ synod report on family urges ‘discernment’ in ministry to divorced...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — While not specifically mentioning the controversial proposal of a path toward full reconciliation and Communion for the divorced and...

Australian archbishop at synod looks for ‘new pastoral creativity,’ not change...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — While church doctrine must stay unchanged, an Australian archbishop expressed his hope that the Synod of Bishops will the...

Pope talks to youths about discernment, grandparents, Eucharist

    Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Following Jesus and doing the right thing gives believers a sense of peace, but sometimes "it comes wrapped...

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