10 February 2022, The Tablet

Irish synodal process: Placing hope in faith

Irish synodal process: Placing hope in faith

Clockwise from top left: Dr Nicola Brady, Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Colm Holmes and Fr Kieran O’Mahony with a diocesan map of Ireland


“Synodality? Blah, blah, blah. People of faith do not want a talk shop. The memory of church leadership that was far from outspoken when we were denied access to the sacraments is too fresh. We want Jesus, not dialogue”
For Pope Francis, synodality is a recovery of an understanding of Church in which laypeople, priests and bishops share responsibility for its mission. But there is still some way to go before it becomes a reality in Ireland

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