by Deb Rose-Milavec
He laid out the essentials for determining the final pastoral reforms emerging from the synod.
1. Listen and learn from Catholics and their families.
2. Listen to each other.
3. Listen to the him.
Shifting the locus of authority from solely traditional sources to the lived experience of Catholics and their families, Pope Francis rejects a Church whose modus operandi is strict doctrinal control. Instead he wants a Church rooted in pastoral care and the most effective way to get there is to listen and learn from Catholics themselves.
In an unusually straightforward manner, Pope Francis reminds them to listen to him. He cites his role as unifier, but he may also be signaling that he will use his authority to make the changes he believes is necessary for the Church if the bishops at the synod do not deliver real reform.
Benedictine Abbot Jeremias Schröder clarifies: The Union of Superior Generals did ask to share their voting spots with women religious.
“There is a small recognition that women religious must be present,” he said. “I had hoped that those nuns, who are involved in so many apostolates of the family, would be a much greater presence than it is currently.”
Who is shaping the small language group reports?
Last week, we sent you a list of the English and German speaking groups who are shaping the synod work. Below is a listing of the French, Italian and Spanish groups as well. Knowing who is in the groups, who is moderating, who is summarizing and relaying the interventions is important as you read the small group reports from week one
, week two
and as we head into the final week of discussions.
Finally, the auditors and experts have their say
On Friday, at the end of two weeks of interventions and discussions, the auditors and experts finally had their chance to speak on the synod floor.
At the Friday press briefing, Fr. Thomas Rosica, the English speaking assistant to the Holy See Press office said that laypeople play an important part in the discussions at their synod on the family. “At the heart of the synod is human sexuality. And oftentimes it’s muted and we don’t know how to talk about it, because most of us in the room are male celibates,” he said, citing comments of unnamed bishops
Sharron Cole of New Zealand
was one of those voices the bishops heard on Friday. She was not afraid to point out Church failures and as such, it is worth reading her complete intervention. She challenged the Church to stop judging, labelling and rejecting brother and sister Catholics. She also challenged the Church’s stance on Humanae Vitae
Holy Father, excellencies, fellow Catholics.
When Jesus was asked “what is the greatest commandment?”, he replied “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself.”
Have we as a Church failed to practise this charity? The experience of many lay people has been of being judged, of being labelled as “intrinsically disordered” and of being rejected by their Christian community. There are those who have walked away never to return and the others who are just waiting, hoping to again be fully in communion with the Church. They say that this failure to love enough is the reason. The Catechism says “The fruits of charity are joy, peace, and mercy”. Charity demands beneficence, friendship and communion. When we as Church are not merciful and in communion with our own, is this not a failure of the virtue of charity?
The exercise of charity and mercy requires deep insight into the reality of a person’s life. That reality is best understood by those who live it. However many lay people believe the Church does not understand the realities of their lives. Lay people are not trusted to make good decisions in conscience and they often feel subjected to exacting rules which take no account of context or of stages of spiritual development.
The Church’s vision on conjugal love and responsible parenthood as expressed in Humanae Vitae has great beauty and depth. However its declaration that “sexual intercourse which is deliberately contraceptive [is] so intrinsically wrong provoked massive dissent from the moment the encyclical was promulgated. Many Catholic married couples have made their own decision in conscience about how to exercise responsible parenthood which may mean the use of artificial contraception. For some, this has meant leaving the church. Others remain but often with a sense of unease.
As an ex board member of Natural Family Planning, I know that this method of contraception permitted by Humanae Vitae is an effective method for motivated couples. However for many couples, the method is simply not practicable -they may hold multiple low-wage jobs, have mental health problems, or struggle for diverse reasons. Every family has difficulties which might lead them for a period of time to use artificial contraception in the interests of responsible parenting. Marriage naturally leads to a desire for children which is a biological imperative and a great grace of the sacrament. In my experience, very few couples suppress this desire with its constraints tending to be the couple’s resources to cope, not selfishness.
The response of the Church to this unsatisfactory situation has been for better catechesis or to ignore the dissent. This “paralysed status quo” cannot continue. The matter must be discussed afresh because lay people will not be content to leave it to clergy alone. Too many in authority responded to clergy sexual abuse in a way which demonstrated that they lacked the expertise in sexuality and psychology to make good decisions, with the result they became complicit in perpetuating enormous harm, harm done to lay people.
It will take not more catechesis but rather listening with deep empathy to restore the credibility of the Church in matters of sexual ethics. The time is now for this synod to propose that the Church re-examine its teaching on marriage and sexuality, and its understanding of responsible parenthood, in a dialogue of laity and bishops together.
Sr. Carmen Sammut of Malta also called for significant changes.
When the Instrumentum Laboris speaks of the Church it sometimes refers to the People of God, that is to all of us, and more often refers to the hierarchy. This is not without significance. If the image of Church is the People of God, then we, the laity, would be expected to bring our knowledge to the discernment processes of the Church, in view of decision-making, always in union with the Pope and our Bishops.
This would influence the way dioceses and parishes work. The diocesan budget would include the formation of women, men and youth to be leaders in the Church. On most of the issues raised here in the Synod, such as bio-technology, it would be useful to have teams of clergy and laity (from all walks of life and in their capacity as theologians, biblical scholars, scientists, sociologists, pastoral workers canon lawyers) bring their lived knowledge and scholarship and reflect together in the light of the Gospel. I see this as part of the Mission of the family in the Church.
One area where such interdisciplinary teams made up of couples as well as religious would bring a change is in the formation of ordained ministers.
Another particular area where much discernment is necessary is with respect to responsible parenthood. In our pastoral, health and education ministries we are called to listen to and accompany women who have children and know they do not have the financial and other resources to bring up another child.Natural family planning methods are not always useful for a couple’s growth in mutual love nor are they always possible, especially if the husband is not cooperative or regularly absent. My hope is that the Church engages in this discernment with couples and with scientists, so as to rethink how to put together her very essential teaching of openness to life, the prohibition of abortion and the plight of these couples.
I really dream of a Church where each one is called to give his or her part for the construction of the whole.
United States auditors
Sr. Maureen Kelleher made some powerful statements on Friday.
Holy Father, brothers and sisters
At Paragraph 72 we read “The Church must instill in families a sense of we in which no member is forgotten. Everyone ought to be encouraged to develop their skills and accomplish their personal plan of life in service of the Kingdom of God.”
I am grateful for the social encyclicals of our church and her advocacy for immigrants and option for the poor. I am grateful for my Catholic education for the nuns who taught me –Franciscans, Ursulines, Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary. They challenged me to give a life of service for the building of the Kingdom of God. As a Sister of the Sacred Heart of Mary since 1960 I serve now these past 31 years as a lawyer working for justice and the immigration needs of the migrant farm workers in south rural Florida.
I call on the Church, my family to live up to the challenge to instill in our family the church a sense of WE ..to encourage each person male or female to develop their skills to serve the Kingdom of God. I ask our Church leaders to recognize how many women who feel called to be in service of the Kingdom of God cannot find a place in our Church. Gifted though some may be many cannot bring their talents to the tables of decision making and pastoral planning. They must go elsewhere to be of service in building the Kingdom of God.
In 1974 at the Synod on Evangelization, one of our nuns, Sister Marguerite Marie was one of two nuns appointed from the Union of Superiors General.
Today, 40 years later, we are 3!
I love my law practice with immigrants but find a high percent of my clients are victims of domestic violence sexual abuse, and parents of sexually abused children. I have yet to hear a homily in the wealthy or poor parishes in my area calling men to see their spouse as partner, as equal, and to stop their practices of power, domination, and violence, and to value the innocence of children. I urge this silence to stop. Also I urge that priests receive better pastoral formation to accompany these victims. They need to know an abusive home is no place to raise a child.
I close with a congratulations for all those cardinals inspired by the Holy Spirit who gave us Pope Francis. He is such a gift. Now people of all different faiths and some with no faith who know I am a sister stop me to say I love your pope.
1. The Church must offer quality programs, especially engaged
and married couples, or it risks being dismissed as irrelevant in
2. We should not continually separate husband and wife for
ministry in the parish, but rather let their sacrament shine by allowing
3. If a church is meant to be a family of families, then we should
encourage our seminarians to be priests in love with their people,
not merely priests in charge of a parish. Our faith is based on
relationship with God, but it is learned and lived out in relationship
Luis and María Angélica Rojas have been married for 23 years and have two children. They’re members of the Focolare Movement, a Catholic lay effort. In an interview, they spoke about their convictions and their interventions in the synod hall emphasizing the need for more lay participation and less clericalism.
1. The Church has been very absent in the matter of marriage preparation, accepting young couples that weren’t prepared for the challenge.
2. The Church has also recognized that we have to welcome with mercy those who have failed. With mercy and truth. We can’t keep them out.
3. The couple emphasized the role of laity. “We’re all Church,” said María Angélica. “Often, we say that it’s the priests, the hierarchy, that is responsible, but we, the laity, are also part of the Church, and together, we’re responsible. We can’t leave the formation of communities and families solely in their hands,” she said.In a meeting in Rome last January for a meeting of movements that focus their pastoral work on the family, “excessive clericalism,” was one of the issues discussed.”This is a very important step that we feel the synod is welcoming,” María Angélica added. “Many bishops are asking, ‘How do we do this?’ Many are raising their voice, sharing their experience of having welcomed the laity into their parishes.”
A view of the process at the Synod
Last Wednesday, Sr. Maureen Kelleher, one of the women religious chosen to participate as an auditor at the synod, described her days
in the synod hall.
We work 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and reconvene 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm,
6 days a week. In the plenary sessions a participant with voice gives
a timed 3-minute presentation with his recommendations. Then the next person is called on; however, there is no discussion between presentations.
The Pope stays through all these sessions and mingles during the
coffee break. Some days we work in small groups and I get to speak.
I think the process is working well, and I recommend it for our US Congressional hearings…especially the adherence to 3 minutes.
No votes have been taken yet so it is too early to see the strength of
any idea. The Pope has stressed this is not legislative body but a
consultative one, and asked us not to give the press our synopsis
of the discussions. Certainly the final writing committee will face a
Who’s who in the small language groups
French Group “A”
LACROIX Gerald Cyprien, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card Moderator
ULRICH Laurent, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons Relator
ATANGA, S.l. Joseph, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
BANSHIMlYUBUSA Gervais, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
BRUNIN Jean-Luc, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
COUDRA Y, S.L Henri, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
DJOMO LOLA Nicolas, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
GARMOU Ramzi, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
GUILA VOGUI Raphael Balla, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
JAMES lean-Paul, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
KLEDA Samuel, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
LOVEY, C.R.B. lean-Marie, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
NGASSONGO Urbain, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
PONTIER Georges, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
SAMA loseph, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
SIMARD Noöl, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
TAURAN Jean-Louis, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card
YOUNAN Ignace YoussifIII, Sua Beatitudine Rev.ma
CUNHA Duarte Nuno QUEIROZ DE BARROS DA, Rev.mo Mons.
MONETA Paolo, Prof.
KENNE SOB in KOLA Aicha Marianne, Sig.ra
KOLA Irenee, Sig.
French Group B
SARAH Robert, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card Moderator
DUMORTIER, S.l. Francois-Xavier, Rev, P Relator
BACKIS Audrys Juozas, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
BESSI DOGBO Ignace, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
BONNY Johan Jozef, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
BUI V AN DOC Paul, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
DANNEELS Godfried, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card
GHABROYAN Gregoire Pierre XX, Sua Beatitudine Rev.ma
HOSER, S.A.C. Henryk, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
JANSON, P.F.J. Herve, Fr.
LAXAGUE Pedro Maria, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
MAMBERTI Dominique, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
MONSENGWO PASINYA Laurent, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
OUEDRAOGO Philippe Nakellentuba, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
PEAN, C.S.C. Yves-Marie, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
RAI, O.M.M. Bechara Boutros, Sua Beatitudine Em.ma Card.
SCOLA Angelo, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
TEMBO NLANDU, C.LC.M. Philibert, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
YAPAUPA Cyr-Nestor, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
DJOGBEDE Leopold, Sig.
RUYSSEN, S.L Georges Henri, Rev. P.
SALLOUM Georges Fayez, Sig.
SALLOUM Souheila Rizk, Sig.ra
NYlRABUKEYE Therese, Sig.ra
Fraternal Delegates (1)
IOSIF, Sua Eminenza
French Groups “C”
PIAT, C.S.Sp. Maurice, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons Moderator
DUROCHER Paul-Andre, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons Relator
ANDARI Antoine Nabil, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
BACOUNI Georges, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
CADORE, O.P. Bruno, Rev. P.
DEMBELE Jonas, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
HOUNDEKON Eugene Cyrille, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
KAMBANDA Antoine, Sua Eee.za Rev.ma Mons.
LONGA Jaeques Danka, Sua Eee.za Rev.ma Mons.
MANGKHANEKHOUN Louis-Marie Ling, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
NDIAYE Benjamin, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
OUELLET, P.S.S. Mare, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
SAKO Louis Raphael I, Sua Beatitudine Rev.ma
SEDRAK Ibrahim Isaae, Sua Beatitudine Rev.ma
TAKAMI, P.S.S. Joseph Mitsuaki, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
TSARAHAZANA Desire. Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
VESCO, O.P. Jean-Paul, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
MUSONI, S.D.B. Aimable, Rev. P.
SEQUERT Pierangelo, Rev.do
MIGNONAT Christian, Sig
MIGNONAT Nathalie, Sig.ra
SAMMUT, S.M.N.D.A. Carmen, Rev.da Suora
STEPHANOS, Sua Eminenza
MONTENEGRO Francesco, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card Moderato ARROBA CONDE, C.M.F. Manuel Jesüs, Rev. P Relator
BASSETTI Gualtiero, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
CAFFARRA Carlo, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card. FR
CELLI Claudio Maria, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
COCCOPALMERIO Francesco, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
FISICHELLA Salvatore, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
GADECKI Stanislaw, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
KOCSIS Fülöp, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
MADEGA LEBOUAKEHAN Mathieu, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
PINTO Pio Vito, Sua Ecc.za Mons.
RYLKO Stanislaw, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
SANDRI Leonardo, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
SHEVCHUK Sviatoslav, Sua Beatitudine Rev.ma
SPADARO, S.L Antonio, Rev. P.
STURLA BERHOUET, S.D.B. Daniel Fernando, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
UROSA SA VINO Jorge Liberato, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
VOKAL Jan, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
ZEKIYAN Levon Boghos, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons
ZORE, O.F.M. Stane, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
DE SIMONE in MIANO Giuseppina, Prof.ssa
GRONCHI Maurizio, Rev.do
MIANO Francesco, Prof.
CALABRESE Patrizia, Sig.ra
PALONI Massimo, Sig.
Fraternal Delegates (l)
ANDON , Sua Ecc.za
Italian Group “B”
MENICHELLI Edoardo, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card Moderator
PIACENZA Mauro, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card Relator
ALDEGANI, C.S.L Mario, Rev. P.
BABJAK, S.L Jan, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
BERTELLO Giuseppe, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
EIJK Willem Jacobus, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
FRÄTILÄ Mihai Cätälin, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
GHERGHEL Petru, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
JOVCEV Gheorghi Ivanov, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
MOKRZYCKI Mieczyslaw, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
PAGLIA Vincenzo, Sua Ecc.za Rev.rna Mons.
PAPAMANOLIS Fragkiskos, Sua Ecc.za Rev.rna Mons.
PEZZI, F.S.C.B. Paolo, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
RAVASI Gianfranco, Sua Ern.za Rev.ma Card.
SCARABATTOLI Saulo, Rev.mo Mons.
SEMERARO Marcello, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
STANKEVICS Zbignevs, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
SUAREZ INDA Alberto, Sua Ern.za Rev.ma Card.
TWAL Fouad, Sua Beatitudine Rev.ma
VEGLIO Antonio Maria, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
VUKSIC Torno, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
BONFRATE Giuseppe, Rev.do
ESPOSITO, O.P., Bruno, Rev. P.
MASCIARELLI Micheie Giulio, Rev.mo Mons.
GIACOBBE Giovanni, Prof.
SCARAFFIA Lucia, Prof.essoressa
Fraternal Delegates (1 )
YOUSTINOS BOULOS Mar, Sua Eminenza
Italian Group “C”
BAGNASCO Angelo, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card Moderator
BRAMBILLA Franeo Giulio, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons Relator
AMATO, S.D.B. Angelo, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
CABRERA HERRERA, O.F.M. Luis Gerardo, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
CALCAGNO Domenico, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
CLEMENTE MACARIO DO NASCIMENTO Manuel J., Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
FILONI Femando, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
FUENTES MARTIN Jaime Rafael, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons
GRECH Mario, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
PAROLIN Pietro, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
ROSA Roberto, Rev.mo Mons.
SCHERER Odilo Pedro, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card
SGRECCIA Elio, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
SOLMI Enrico, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
SPITERIS, O.F.M. Cap. Ioannis, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
STELLA Beniamino, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
TASCA, O.F.M. Conv. Marco, Rev. P.
TETTAMANZI Dionigi, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
VERSALDI Giuseppe, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
WATROBA Jan Franciszek, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
ZIMOWSKI Zygmunt, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
MAJORANO, C.SS.R. Sabatino, Rev. P
BERTOLINI Giacomo, Prof.
GARAS BISHAY Garas Boulos, Rev.do
MATASSONI Marco, Sig.
ZECCHINI Marialucia, Sig.ra
Spanish Group “A”
RODRIGUEZ MARADIAGA, S.D.B. Oscar A., Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card. Moderator
LACUNZA MAESTROJUA.N, O.A.R. Jose Luis, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card. Relator
AGUIAR RETES Carlos, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
ALVAREZ-OSSORIO, 88.CC. Javier, Rev. P.
ARREGUI YARZA Antonio, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
BARRERA MORALES Constantino, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
BIALASIK WAWROWSKA, S.V.D. Krzysztof Janusz, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
CABELLO ALMADA Miguel Angel, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
CASTRIANI, C.S.Sp. Sergio Eduardo, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
CHIMOIO, O.F.M. Cap. Francisco, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
DIAZ ALONSO, S.F. Jesus, Rev. P.
EZZATI ANDRELLO, S.D.B. Ricardo, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
FERNANDEZ Victor Manuel, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
GONZALEZ AMADOR Marcelo Arturo, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
HERNANDEZ CANTARERO Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons. Pedro Joaquin MARTlNEZ SISTACH Lluis, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
OSORO SIERRA Carlos, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
PETRINI Joäo Carlos, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
POLI Mario Aurelio, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
RIVERA CARRERA Norberto, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
SALAS ANTELIZ Pablo Emiro, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
SUMBELELO Emilio, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
URBINA ORTEGA Oscar, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
VALENZUELA NlJNEZ Rodolfo, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
AUGE BENET, C.M.F. Matias, Rev. P.
CLAVELL Lluis, Rev.mo Mons.
BOTIA de DlAz Isabel, Sig.ra
DIAZ VICTORIA Humberto, Sig.
GALINDO LOPEZ Andres Salvador, Sig.
RUBIO DE GALINDO Gertrudiz Clara, Sig.ra
MAZZINI Maria Marcela, Prof.ssa
Fraternal Delegates (l)
ALTMANN Walter, Rev. Dott.
Spanish Group “B”
ROBLES ORTEGA Francisco, SuaEm.za Rev.ma Card Moderator
PORRAS CARDOZO BaItazar Enrique, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons Relator
AGUILAR MARTINEZ Rodrigo, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
ARANCEDO Jose Maria, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
AVIZ Joäo BRAZ DE, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
BASTRES FLORENCE, S.D.B. Bemardo Miguel, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
BLAZQUEZ PEREZ Ricardo, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
CABREJOS VIDARTE, O.F.M. Hector Miguel, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
DA ROCHA Sergio, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
FERNANDES DIAS Antonino Eugenio, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
GARZA TREVRNO Alonso Gerardo, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
GONZALEZ NIEVES, O.F.M. Roberto Octavio, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.ICETA GAVICAGOGEASCOA Mario, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
LYRIO ROCHA Geraldo, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
MATOGO OYANA, C.M.F. Juan, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
MlRANDA GUARDIOLA Alfonso Gerardo, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
PADRON SANCHEZ Diego Rafael, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
PENA RODRIGUEZ Gregorio Nicanor, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons
PRNEIRO GARCIA-CALDERON Salvador, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
SAEZ GARCIA, O.C.D. Braulio, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
SALAZAR GOMEZ Ruben, Sua Em.za Rev.ma Card.
SOLE FA, C.M. Luis, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
ULLOA ROJAS Jose Francisco, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons
VIV AS ROBELO Cesar Bosco, Sua Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons.
GRANADOS, D.C.J.M. Jose, Rev. P.
MOSER, O.F.M. Antonio, Fr.
GAY MONTALVO Eugenio, Sig.
ROSELL TORRUS DE GAY MONTALVO Maria Monserrat, Sig.ra
PORRAS F ALLAS Berta Maria, Rev.da Suora
ROJAS Maria Angelica, Sig.ra
ROJAS MARTINEZ Luis Haydn, Sig.
TEJADA ZEBALLOS Edgar Humberto, Dott.
English Group “A”
Cardinal George Pell – Moderator
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz – Relator
Cardinal George Alencherry
Rev. Richard Kuuia Baawobr
Rev. Michael Brehl, CSSR
Bishop Silvio Siripong Charatsri
Archbishop Blaise Cupich
Bishop Joseph Dinh Duc Dao
Bishop Charles Edward Drennan
Cardinal Oswald Gracias
Bishop Peter Kang U-IL
Bishop John Baptist lee Keh-Mien
Cardinal Soane Patitia Paini Mafi
Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa, SMM
Bishop Tarcisius J.M. Ngalalekumtwa
Bishop Renatus Leonard Nkwande
Bishop Joseph Shipandeni Shikongo
Archbishop Richard William
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia
Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson
Bishop James Maria Wainaina Kungu
Fr. Philippe Bordeyne
Dr. John Grabowski
Agnes Offiong Erogunaye
Fr. Dr. Roy A. Medley
English Group “B”
Cardinal Vincent Nichols – Moderator
Archbishop Diarmiud Martin – Relator
Bishop Francis Alleyne, OSB
Bishop Anton Bal
Archbishop Stephen Brislin
Archbishop Peter Loy Chong
Archbishop Filipe Neri Antonio Sebastiao Do Rosario Ferrao
Cardinal Timothy Dolan
Bishop George Frendo, OP
Bishop Daniel Eugene Hurley
Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz
Archbishop Gerard Tlali Lerotholi, OMI
Bishop Xavier Johnsai Munyongani
Archbishop John Baptist Odama
Bishop Harold Anthony Perera
Bishop Selvister Ponnumuthan
Archbishop Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, CM
Archbishop Menghesteab Tesfamarian, MCCJ
Bishop Camillus Raymond Umoh
Archbishop John Wong Soo Kau
Dr. John Kleinsman
Brenda Kim Nayoung
Buysile Patronella Nkosi
Meshack Jabulani Nkosi
Anthony Paul Witczak
Catherine Wally Witczak
Eminence Anba Bishoy
Rev. Ndanganeni Petrus Psaswana
English Group “C”
Archbishop Eamon Martin – Moderator
Archbishop Mark Benedict Coleridge – Relator
Bishop Jude Ayodeji Arogundade
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, SDB
Bishop Charles Allieu Matthew Campbell
Bishop Tsegaye Keneni Derara
Cardinal John Atcherley Dew
Bishop Gilbert A. Garcera
Archbishop Dominic Jala, SDB
Bishop Fransiskus Kopong Kung
Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro, MCCJ
Bishop Zolile Peter Mpambani, SCI
Bishop George Murry, SJ
Bishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso
Fr. Adolfo Nicolas Pachon, SI
Bishop Tomash Bernard Peta
Abbot Jeremias Schroder, OSB
Bishop Andrews Thazhath
Bishop Romulo G. Valles
Cardinal Donal William Wuerl
Prof. Pia Matthews
Jacob Mundaplakal Abraham
Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea
Maria Socorro Ocampo Villafania
Nelson Silvestre Villafania
Rev. Tim Macquiban
Rev. Timothy Thornton
English Group “D”
Cardinal Thomas Christopher Collins – Moderator
Archbishop Charles Chaput – Relator
Bishop Joseph Arshad
Bishop Anthony Fallah Borwah
Bishop Kurt R. Burnette
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo
Bishop Peter John Haworth Doyle
Archbishop Jose Horacio Gomez
Bishop Borys Gudziak
Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt
Bishop Paul Ponen Kubi, CSC
Bishop Hlib Borys Sviatoslav Lonchyna
Cardinal John Njue
Bishop Jose S. Palma
Archbishop Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle
Bishop Benjamin Phiri
Bishop Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatimodjo
Bishop Antoine Tarabay, OLM
Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal
Bishop Lucas Van Looy, SDB
Bishop Joseph Anthony Zziwa
Fr. peter Paul Saldanha
Ketty Abaroa De Reende
Dr. Pedro Jussieu De Rezende
Sr. Maureen Kelleher
Wisam Marqus Odeesho
Salim Suhaila Toma
Fr. Robert K. Welsh
Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, OP – Moderator
Archbishop Heiner Koch – Relator
Bishop Franz-Josepf Hermann Bode
Bishop Benno Elbs
Cardinal Walter Kasper
Cardinal Kurt Koch
Fr. Gregoire Laham, BS
Cardinal Reinhard Marx
Cardinal Gerhard Muller
Bishop Ladislav Nemet, SVD
Bishop Teemu Sippo, SCI
Bishop Antun SKVORCEVIC
Bishop Andras Veres
Bishop Stanislav Zvolensky
Rev. Michael Sievernich, SI
Prof. Aloys Johan Buch
Rev. Thomas Schirrmacher
Say YES to women deacons!
Support Archbishop’s Durocher’s proposal to begin discussions on women deacons and women’s leadership.
The numbers are climbing (almost 6,000) and we want to deliver at least ten-thousand signatures to the synod bishops asking them to take up Archbishop Durocher’s proposal!