A broader sense of synodality is about proper recognition of the place of all the baptized faithful in the prudential discernment about church decision-making and governance. It is what the church might look like at its best.
Commentary: The Latin prayers, the precise rubrics, the silence, the bells, the genuflections, the Gregorian chant — each prayer, each gesture has ancient lineage, each its own part in the masterpiece.
Msgr. Gilfredo Marengo, a theologian who led important research on the drafting of St. Paul VI's "Humanae Vitae," has been appointed vice president of Rome's Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences.