How might all voices be heard about Church?

There is a trend in our country to build new multi-level buildings for people. But we’ve been so used to bungalows and two-story houses! Changing a mind-set takes time!So how do we go about changing the dominant mindset about how the Catholic Church is shaped?

We’re used to thinking top-down or hierarchically. Ireland’s Catholic Bishops have announced first steps in a process to change this perception and this reality.

So how do we bring about a faith community where everyone has an equally respected and valued voice?This is what the bishops – and Pope Francis – are calling ‘synodality’.

The hope is to have everyone share their insights on the Catholic Church in Ireland and through that process also bring about renewal.But that prompts a first question: how might that happen? What methods might be useful to create this ‘conversation’?

The bishops are asking for suggestions on that first question between now and Pentecost Sunday (May 23rd).

Find out more here: https://www.catholicbishops.ie/synod/

You are invited to send your thoughts to the bishops by typing it at this page: https://www.catholicbishops.ie/synod/submissions/