Guidelines for work in view of the 2024 Assembly released At the end of their meeting on 5 December, the members of the Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops adopted a Document for the work to be engaged by the Catholic Church until the celebration of the Second...
VATICAN— Pope Francis has spoken out against what he called ‘idolatry disguised as spirituality’ at the closing Mass of the first Rome session of the Synod of Bishops on Synodality.
ROME— The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is offering the local church’s “national synodal council” as a template for Pope Francis’ bid to widen participation and make the global Church more inclusive.
ROME— The “Synod on Synodality” challenges the Church leadership and the laity to get out of their comfort zones and shun elitist tendencies, an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said.
VATICAN— The Church is composed of both saints and sinners who are “holy faithful people” walking in God’s presence, Pope Francis reminded delegates to the 2023 Synod of Bishops on Wednesday.
VATICAN– The faith is immutable, but doctrine can develop and has in fact developed over time.
VATICAN— As the Vatican summit on the future of Catholicism enters its final week, a top Asian cardinal stressed the importance of the legacy it will leave for the next generation.
VATICAN— Asians tend to shun conflict and prefer harmonious relations, to the extent of papering over differences in an effort to save faces. But the continent’s report to the ongoing “Synod on Synodality” gave an honest take on what’s happening in the Church from the Asian perspective.
VATICAN– Delegates to the “Synod on Synodality” have agreed to publish a “Letter to the People of God” as they prepare to conclude a general assembly tasked with finding ways to make the Church more discerning and participative.
By Felipe Salvosa II | CBCP NewsOctober 21, 2023Archbishop Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi of Tokyo (center) speaks to the media during a press briefing at the Vatican on Oct. 20, 2023. ROY LAGARDE/CBCP NEWSVATICAN– “Come in but take off your shoes” is a widespread custom...
VATICAN– One of the most influential Asian voices in the ongoing Synod of Bishops pointed to “big differences” among delegates in many hot-button topics, which means decisions cannot be rushed.
ROME— Having attended a synod of bishops for the first time 15 years ago, a top Philippine churchman admitted that the ongoing Vatican summit is something that surprised him.
ROME— The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) offered a “Filipino and Asian perspective” on how the Church could move forward in its outreach toward people with same-sex attraction, a key issue in the ongoing Synod of Bishops in the Vatican.
ROME— The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) shone a spotlight on the growing role of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Church in the ongoing Synod of Bishops in the Vatican.