Pope Francis has embarked on a worldwide process to consult with all the faithful of the world, to journey with them just as Jesus did with the rich man who asked "what must I do to inherit eternal life? (Mark 10:17). He calls it Synod 2023. He wants to hear from us on the role of the church in our lives today. He invites us to “journey together” in faith. And the way to do that authentically is for the church to genuinely listen to the faithful – that’s us!
In his own words -- Pope Francis
En sus propias palabras - Papa Francisco
The goal is simple: listen so that we all might discern the best ways of addressing the challenges we face in the world today and walk together toward healing and unity.
At the insistence of Pope Francis, the Church is listening! What would you like to say?
At the core of this process is three questions for each of us to reflect on and share our heartfelt responses:
If you wish to respond to the questions individually, click here.
We have a variety of options for responding (before March 15!):
All responses will be compiled and categorized anonymously, and posted here. They will also be sent anonymously to the Archdiocese, and perhaps directly to the Vatican, reflecting our participation in Pope Francis’ worldwide synod.