The Irish synod and the quiet revolution of Francis

The Irish synod and the quiet revolution of Francis Pope Francis greets a youth delegate in 2018 before a session of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the Faith and vocational discernment at the Vatican. Photo: CNS.
The Pope is putting greater faith in the local Church and does not believe that the magisterium must intervene to settle every doctrinal, moral and pastoral dispute, writes Fr Declan Marmion SM The Catholic Church is typically structured as a pyramid – the Pope at the top, people at the base. Pope Francis wants to…
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