Gratitude, Celebration and Going on Pilgrimage

We gathered last Thursday evening with a dozen marvelous Synod Animators to offer gratitude and celebrate the milestone of turning in our official listening synthesis! With over 350 consultations and nearly 9,000 people engaged – we reflected on what it is to bring forward our loaf, to trust that it is enough, and to believe […]

The Spirit is poured out on all flesh 

Catholicism can feel like a locked room. As if there is one way to be a disciple, to practice and live the faith. There was a period in my faith journey where Catholicism felt like a rigid set of prescriptions and judgments. But the grace of salvation, the meaning of Pentecost, is that God breaks […]

Communion: Reflecting on Reception, Controversies, and Synodal Experiences

As our DD delegation made a pilgrimage to Rome last October to witness the opening of the Synod by participating in the opening Mass, we arrived early to St. Peter’s Cathedral, like good Catholics – ready to get our seats up close!  Individual chairs were spaced with some distance apart both in front and in […]

The night shall be as bright as day

What is the Holy Spirit speaking to you through these Holy Days, as you draw near to Jesus and seek the grace to practice resurrection?  If you are in a parish with a deacon serving the community, I’d invite you to notice the role the deacon plays throughout the Triduum.  As you draw your eye […]