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Fr. Mark Patrick Hederman, former Benedictine abbot, urges Ireland's Association of Catholic Priests to quit arguing with bishops, engage laity, and join Francis' "velvet revolution."
The 400-plus academics emerged with a recognition that sensus fidelium is a gift the church must continue to grapple with.
Analysis: Soon-to-be-Blessed Oscar Romero modeled what a bishop looks like in a church committed to justice for the poor.
Pope Francis also praised the role of women in theology, saying that by their "feminine genius," women can detect "unexplored aspects of the unfathomable mystery of Christ."