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Priests invited by top Vatican officials to help contribute to synodal...

VATICAN CITY -- Priests should try to help show the true face of the church as an open, welcoming home inhabited by the Lord...

Pope Francis is serious in wanting a church that listens as...

When Pope Francis announced that the next world Synod of Bishops would convene on the topic of synodality, a lot of eyebrows were raised....

Diocese of Davenport instills the ‘58,000 Cups of Coffee Initiative’ to...

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- An idea began brewing in Patrick Schmadeke's head as he listened to an interview with Xavière Missionary Sister Nathalie Becquart on...

Catholic women are encouraged to speak up, and let their voices...

ROME -- Women around the world are participating in the process of the Synod of Bishops, but many of them fear that, despite promises,...

Updated ‘Click to Pray 2.0’ app — aimed to create more...

VATICAN CITY -- Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops, said in the process to create a more "synodal church," one where...

Pope Francis to formally launch Synod of Bishops process Oct. 10...

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican announced that Pope Francis will formally launch the process of the Synod of Bishops with a Mass in St....

What does Pope Francis mean when he calls for ‘parrhesia’?

On a number of occasions over the past six and a half years, Pope Francis has called his listeners to live out the Gospel...

Vatican publishes list of synod participants, including papal nominees

VATICAN CITY -- To the list of members of the Synod of Bishops elected by national bishops' conferences, Pope Francis added cardinals from 14...

Synodality: Walking together

The concept of "synodality," originally applied to bishops meeting together to discuss church teaching, has become increasingly important and extended since the Second Vatican...

Synod of bishops: Traveling on a journey together

The topic of "synodality" has generated rich conversation in recent years, especially since the election of Pope Francis. This term can seem foreign or...

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