What is synodality, and why does it matter to ordinary Catholics today?
The Second Vatican Council (1962–65) shone a light on the idea of all the baptized – the whole People of God – walking, working and discerning together to further their mission as Christians. More recently, Pope Francis has brought the Church’s teaching in this area into sharper focus, calling synodality “an essential dimension of the Church.”
This user-friendly guide explores this fascinating topic while preparing, encouraging and guiding readers to take part in diocesan and regional consultations leading up to the Synod on Synodality in Rome in 2023. Through this global consultation process, lay voices can be an important part of the conversation with official Church leaders as we shape the future Church together.
“An essential guide for the next years in the life of the Catholic Church.”
—Massimo Faggioli, Villanova UniversityMoira McQueen