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National synthesis ‘revealing and disturbing’, says Bishop Cullinan

Ireland’s national synodal synthesis, sent to Rome in August, is “very revealing and very disturbing”, the bishop of Waterford and Lismore has said. Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan warned that a number of things challenging Church teaching emerged from the “rushed” synodal process. He added, however, that the synthesis is helpful as it shows the “serious fault-lines…

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Young priests hurt by ‘rigid’ stereotype in synod report

Chai Brady and Ruadhán JonesYoung Irish priests have expressed their hurt at being characterised as “rigid” in the national synodal synthesis sent to Rome recently. The synthesis, which identified key themes emerging from nationwide consultation, made one mention of younger priests, saying: “some participants were concerned that some younger priests are very traditional and rigid…

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