The Working Document for the Continental Stage (CDS) of the Synod has now been released. This represents the large consultation ever in the history of the Church with submissions received from Churches in countries  all over the world, as well as submissions from other groups.

 

The introduction to the CDS gives some indication of the incredible richness of the voices of the People of God. The CDS is an extraordinary document and it is evident, that among the diversity of voices, there are many common hopes and concerns shared by Catholics worldwide.  

 

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The Working Document for the Continental Stage (CDS) of the Synod has now been released. This represents the large consultation ever in the history of the Church with submissions received from Churches in countries  all over the world, as well as submissions from other groups.

 

The introduction to the CDS gives some indication of the incredible richness of the voices of the People of God. The CDS is an extraordinary document and it is evident, that among the diversity of voices, there are many common hopes and concerns shared by Catholics worldwide.  

 

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“The quotations that punctuate the DCS try to give an idea of the richness of the materials received, letting the voices of the People of God from all parts of the world speak as much as possible on their own terms and find resonance. They are not to be interpreted as endorsing the positions of any particular area of the globe, nor as simply representing geographical variety, although care has been taken to ensure a certain balance in terms of source provenance. Rather, these quotes were chosen because they express in a particularly powerful, beautiful or precise way sentiments expressed more generally in many reports. However, it is clear that no single document could condense the depth of faith, vitality of hope and energy of charity that overflow from the contributions received. Behind them one glimpses the power and richness of the experience that the different Churches have had by setting out and opening themselves to the diversity of voices that have taken the floor. Enabling this encounter and dialogue is the meaning of the synodal journey, whose ultimate purpose is not to produce documents but to open horizons of hope for the fulfilment of the Church’s mission.”

 

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE WORKING DOCUMENT FOR THE CONTINENTAL STAGE 

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE REFLECTION GUIDE FOR SYNOD 

 

Click here for the Universal Prayer Petitions

 

All Churches are now invited to read and reflect upon the Continental Document. Our Diocese is organising opportunities for people to reflect and respond to the Document.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DISCUSSION GROUPS