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Many attendees of the Detroit archdiocese's Synod '16 talked about the Nov. 18-20 synod beginning the process of healing for an archdiocese that has faced many difficulties.
Approximately 400 participants will convene on Friday for the archdiocese's first synod in almost 50 years, which will focus on evangelization, transformation and innovation.
Working groups offer "a promising model for healing and bridge-building ... and the American church needs this desperately," says one adviser to the diocesan family synod.
Updated with video: As groundbreaking synod ends, diocesan leaders look to address what Bishop McElroy calls the US church's "great pastoral crisis and challenge."
A Roman Observer: Pope Francis must move more quickly to make structural and juridical changes that cannot be easily undone by his successors.
The Peace Pulpit: "Listen to the Spirit, be filled with the Spirit, and live according to the way of the Spirit of Jesus."
NCR Today: A prominent Italian news agency is reporting that the pontiff wants to dedicate the next meeting of the world's Catholic bishops to the issue of global peace.
NCR Today: Pope Francis has "given the bishops' synod back its freedom" said a German cardinal at a three-day international theological congress in Munich.