At the Spring meeting of the Irish Episcopal Conference last year, the Irish Bishops announced a synodal pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland leading to the holding of a National Synodal Assembly within the next five years.
According to the IEC website: “Bishops envisage the next two years as a period of prayer, listening and discernment, involving a nationwide consultative conversation on this theme. This will allow individuals and parishes, religious orders and associations as well as groups, movements and organisations both within the Church and in Irish society at large, to share their insights into the Church in Ireland – past, present and future”.
To help us understand what we might expect on a synodal pathway for the Church, we feature here three videos: from Archbishop Eamon Martin, Dr Jessie Rogers and Fr Eamonn Fitzgibbon who introduce us to being Church in a synodal way.
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