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In the News (Mon 19 Aug 19)

 Synod of Bishops for America
The synod of bishops is a new institution.
The synod of bishops was instituted by Paul VI and Vatican II as a means of continuing collegiality after the council.
In the last week of the synod, the recommendations from the small groups are consolidated by a drafting commission that is headed by the president and includes the synod relator, secretary, group relators, and assistants whom the president might appoint.
www.georgetown.edu /centers/woodstock/report/r-fea52.htm   (4442 words)

 Summary 5 - 8 October - Synod of Bishops 2001 - Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
During the first centuries for the ordination of a bishop, the vote of the bishops of the ecclesiastic province was decisive, as an expression of episcopal collegiality.
Dialogue is important; it is important that the bishop be accompanied in carrying out decisions and he must know how to listen, but he must be the one to decide, and must decide according to his conscience, in full truth and liberty before God and not based on the numeric weight of his councilors.
In their ministry of teaching, the bishops are called to urge priests to announce eternal life, using in a delicate and courageous way the event of death and the pastoral occasion of Christian funerals.
pandora.nla.gov.au /pan/31212/20031021/www.catholic.org.au/whatsnew/synod_2001/Summary_0508oct.htm   (3772 words)

 synod of bishops
More than 30 bishops took the microphone in the first two general sessions of the Sept. 30-Oct. 27 synod, which was focused on the bishop's role in the church.
Some bishops underestimated the crisis and others falsely supposed their duty was merely to moderate between opposed positions, he said.
Cardinal Meisner said bishops were called not only to ``witness, nourish and protect the faith, but also to judge it, discipline it and impose it in its correct form'' in union with the pope.
www.catholicherald.com /cns/synod-doctrine.htm   (1171 words)

 OCA - The Holy Synod of Bishops
The Holy Synod is the supreme canonical authority in the Church.
The Metropolitan is the ex officio Chairman of the Synod.
In case of his absence, a Chairman is elected by the diocesan bishops present.
www.oca.org /HSIndex.asp?SID=7   (198 words)

 Bishops Synod on the Eucharist October 13, 2005
Bishops from the Eastern rite churches have warned of practical problems a married priesthood can create, such as the difficulties of supporting a priest with a wife and children, or of moving him to a new parish assignment when his family has already put down roots.
Instead, the bishops seem eager to be more generous in applying existing rules, which allow Catholic priests to administer Communion to non-Catholics when there is no service in their own rite available, when they request the sacrament, and when they share the faith of the Catholic church about the Eucharist.
In other business, two developments on the margins of the Synod of Bishops yesterday suggest that the always-tense situation of the Catholic church in China, long divided into an official church with an ambiguous relationship with Rome and an underground church loyal to the pope but harassed by the government, is on the mend.
www.nationalcatholicreporter.org /word/sb101305.htm   (1733 words)

 MESSAGE OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The bishop is the father and the brother of the poor.
During this Synod we were renewed in our own ministry of proclaiming to all God's plan of salvation, extolling his mercy, sharing it through the sacraments of new life and teaching his law of love by bearing witness to his presence "always and until the end of time" (Mt 28:20).
The bishops, for their part, wish to promote the first task of lay people, which is to bear witness to the Gospel in the world.
www.ewtn.com /library/BISHOPS/XSYNOD.HTM   (3391 words)

 Pope John Paul II - Homily at the Closing of Synod of Bishops - 28 October 2001
In fact, the Bishop, in communion with the Apostolic College and with the Successor of Peter, have the duty of protecting the faithful from any kind of temptation, showing through the sincere return to the Gospel of Christ the true solution to the complex problems that burden humanity.
The service the Bishops are called to render to their flock, will be the source of hope in the measure that they mirror an ecclesiology of communion and of mission.
I wanted to have their representatives at this Synodal Assembly, also to reflect on this topic, which is new in the Church, since it originates in a resolution of the Vatican Council II, for the good of the particular Churches.
www.catholicforum.com /saints/pope0264vr.htm   (1224 words)

 PetersNet: Synod of Bishops, 'Relatio Post-Disceptationem'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It has also been stated that the bishop is the first catechist in his particular church and that, consequently, he also has the duty to prepare valid collaborators, promoting and taking care of the doctrinal formation of his seminarians and priests, of his catechists, of the religious men and women and of the lay faithful.
The bishop's fidelity to the Gospel and his love for the spirit of poverty lead him to a special option in favour of the poor who are at the central core of the Good News of Jesus.
The Bishop who proclaims the Gospel as the hope of the world is the one who proclaims the victory of life over death and in the light of the Risen One repeats the "credo vitam aeternam": it is the article which concludes the Creed.
www.petersnet.net /browse/4460.htm   (6711 words)

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Therefore, the Synod is important as an expression and instrument of communion among the bishops and with the Bishop of Rome, the successor of Peter.
In a certain sense, the synod movement might also serve as a means of bringing about peace--one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit--, a peace which is characteristic of both the region and its peoples' manner of living as well as of resolving difficulties.
www.vatican.va /roman_curia/synod/documents/rc_synod_doc_26091997_oce-lineam_en.html   (20379 words)

The synod was utterly subservient to the emperor.
Cyprian and the synod of Carthage; the bishops of Rome and the occidental synods were utterly igfiored.
The iconoclastic synods' of 754 and 815, both of which promulgated harsh decrees against images and neither of which is recognized by the Latin Church, and the synod of 842, which repudiated the synod of 815, approved the second council of See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /COM_COR/CONSTANTINOPLE_COUNCILS_OF.html   (1934 words)

Bishops commonly preached outside their own dioceses, especially in the great cities; polished sermons were evidently in demand, and a stipend was given, for we read that two Asiatic bishops, Antiochus and Severianus, went to Constantinople to preach, being more desirous of money than of the spiritual welfare of their hearers (Thomassin, ibid., ix, 504).
But still preaching was regarded as the chief duty of bishops; for instance, Cæsarius, Bishop of Arles, gave charge of all the temporal affairs of his diocese to deacons, that he might devote all his time to the reading of the Scriptures, to prayer, and to preaching.
At the Council of Arles, in 813, bishops were strongly exhorted to preach; and the Council of Mainz, in the same year, laid down that bishops should preach on Sundays and feast days either themselves (suo marte) or though their vicars.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07443a.htm   (4789 words)

 American Catholic | News | 2005 Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist
On Oct. 22 the synod handed the pope a list of 50 propositions, or final recommendations, which acknowledged a priest shortage in some parts of the world but said eliminating priestly celibacy and ordaining married men were not the solution.
The synod's propositions echoed that statement, but suggested that some margin of flexibility might be found in further study of church law on the conditions for annulments.
The status of divorced and remarried Catholics was one of several sensitive pastoral issues raised by bishops on the synod floor, leading some to expect the synod to call for revision of church policies.
www.americancatholic.org /news/synod   (984 words)

 End of the Synod of Bishops   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Holy Father expressed the hope that the Synod of Bishops would be a new beginning for the Bishops, in the continuation of the Jubilee year, to proclaim the salvation of the Lord to all peoples.
One of the Polish Bishops was Bishop Goclowski, a member of the Vincentian Congregation, whom I mentioned in a previous column.
The Synod Fathers extolled once again the vocation of consecrated persons in the Church, the mission of the laity, the role of priests and the contribution of deacons.
www.archstl.org /commoffice/2001/columns/011102.htm   (1090 words)

 National Catholic Reporter: Grassroots `shadow synod' among alternatives to bishops' meeting - Synod of Bishops' ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This session of the synod, the 20th since the institution was created after the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), is dedicated to the role of the bishop.
The synod's purpose is to advise the pope on topics of concern.
The goal is to sort through input on the role of the bishop collected through the Web site and from various organizations, and then to produce a set of recommendations to the bishops at the synod.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1141/is_41_37/ai_79127862   (782 words)

 Public Statement of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church Following Its Regular Session Held in ...
The Holy Synod calls on the domestic and international public to do everything possible in order to secure returns as quickly as possible for the refugees of Kosovo and Metohija and for all refugees and displaced persons, and to provide for the protection of their homes and property.
The Holy Synod has decided that the holy relics of the Holy Emperor Uros, transferred in 1705 from Nerodimlje in Kosovo to the monastery of Jazak on Fruska Gora, Vojvodina and taken from there in 1942 to Belgrade for safekeeping due to Ustashe--Croatian Fascist--violence be once again returned to the monastery of Jazak.
The Holy Synod founded the Diocese of Budim and Niksic which is to be seated in the Monastery of Djurdjevi Stupovi (Berane) and in Niksic from parts of the historical dioceses of Budim-Polimlje and Niksic, and elected the acting bishop of Budim, Joanikije (Micovic), as the administrator of the newly established diocese.
www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org /encyclicals/Serbia/serbia_holy_synod_may_2001.htm   (870 words)

 Catholic Citizens
The theme of the 11th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will be "The Eucharist: Source and Culmination of the Life and Mission of the Church," the Vatican press office said today.
Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, the newly appointed secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops, is responsible for preparing the synod.
A synod on the laity was held in 1987, another on the formation of priests in 1991, and a third on consecrated life in 1995.
catholiccitizens.org /press/pressview.asp?c=12111   (451 words)

 Synod of Bishops   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In their desire to keep alive the spirit of Vatican II, and in order to establish a regular mechanism for renewal, the bishops returned to a long dormant form of gathering, the synod.
Bishops from all over the world, chosen by their peers, would meet in Rome every three years to deliberate on an issue of major concern to the church.
This is the shortest document in the tradition, but in spite of its brevity it enjoys a high reputation and is regarded as exercising a strong influence on social involvement among Catholics.
www.shc.edu /theolibrary/resources/popes_synod.htm   (136 words)

 The Synod begins - Synod of Bishops 2001 - Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
As bishops, the Pope continued, we are called to be "prophets that underline with courage the social sins tied to consumerism, to hedonism, to an economy that produces an unacceptable gap between luxury and misery.
The munus regendi of a bishop is unique among all of the expressions of leadership in the world.
The bishop who is truly a shepherd-servant in his diocese must also give to consecrated men and women in their parishes and institutions sincere respect and genuine support.
pandora.nla.gov.au /pan/31212/20031021/www.catholic.org.au/whatsnew/synod_2001/beginnings.htm   (1709 words)

 News Digest
The appointment of the new bishop was announced at 1530 IST simultaneously from the Vatican and the Cardinal House at Ernakulam.
On December 18, 1996, Vithayathil was nominated titular Bishop of Antinoe and the Apostolic Administrator of the Syro-Malabar Church and the Arch-diocese of Eranakualm-Ankamaly.
The "Synod" was organised and led by the Augustinian Archbishop Alexis Menesis of Goa.
www.indianchristianity.com /html/NewsDigest.htm   (5884 words)

 Cardinal (Catholicism) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
All cardinal priests and almost all cardinal deacons are actually (A clergyman having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve apostles of Christ) bishops.
As such, he cannot become a Cardinal Bishop unless he is consecrated a bishop.
If the cardinal is not a (A clergyman having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve apostles of Christ) bishop, he is allowed the ceremonial privileges of one.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/cardinal_(catholicism)1.htm   (1015 words)

 Father Bisig addresses Synod of Bishops in Rome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Joseph Bisig, the Superior of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter addresses the Synod of Bishops in Rome on October 8th, 1999.
Therefore, we are at the service of the faithful who are attached to the Latin liturgical tradition, their number in Europe is rather large and is constantly increasing; unfortunately, an important group remains bound to the Society of Saint Pius X and have not yet returned into full communion with the Successor of Peter.
This Synod is placed under the sign of hope: let me express to you my hope in seeing these brothers in the faith return to union with the Catholic Church.
www.latin-mass.org /synod.html   (955 words)

Indeed, since the Synod is a young institution in the Church, it would be inappropriate to seek in that brief period of its history monumental moments.
This is particularly true in the case of this synodal gathering, since an extensive consultation could not be accomplished for the first synodal assembly, given the special urgency in celebrating that Synod and the particular condition of the Church in Central and Eastern Europe which had recently emerged from her notable ordeal.
Responses are to arrive at the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops by 1 November 1998 and are to come from those Church bodies in Europe customarily called upon in these matters, that is, the Oriental Churches, Episcopal Conferences or similar Episcopal Bodies, Departments of the Roman Curia and the Union of Superiors General.
www.ewtn.com /new_evangelization/europe/synod/lineamenta.htm   (15573 words)

 Spero News | Synod of Bishops begins in Rome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Monday morning in the Synod Hall, the first General Congregation of the Eleventh Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops was held.
One novelty at this synod is that of the free discussions in the Synod Hall from 6 p.m.
Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, then reported on the activities of the council of the secretariat general in the period since the last Synod assembly, highlighting that it was John Paul II who began preparations for the Eleventh Ordinary General Assembly, and Benedict XVI who would conclude them.
www.speroforum.com /site/article.asp?idCategory=33&idsub=128&id=1979   (2604 words)

 Catholic World News : Confirmed: Chinese bishops cannot attend Synod   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Beijing, Sep. 30 (AsiaNews) - The four Catholic bishops from mainland China who were named by Pope Benedict XVI (bio - news) to participate in the upcoming Synod of Bishops will not be allowed by their government to attend, the AsiaNews service has confirmed.
One of the four, Bishop Luke Li Jingfeng of Fengxiang, conceded that there is "very little" hope he can participate in the Synod.
AsiaNews said that the main opposition to the bishops' participation in the Synod appeared to come from the Catholic Patriotic Association, the government-approved body that aims to control the Church in China, maintaining its independence from the Holy See.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=39914   (246 words)

 Justice in the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In the same spirit we likewise commend collaboration with all believers in God in the fostering of social justice, peace and freedom; indeed we commend collaboration also with those who, even though they do not recognize the Author of the world, nevertheless, in their esteem for human values, seek justice sincerely and by honorable means.
Since the Synod is of a universal character, it is dealing with those questions of justice which directly concern the entire human family.
We also ask that there be recommended to the Pontifical Commission Justice and Peace, the Council of the Secretariat of the Synod and to competent authorities, the description, consideration and deeper study of the wishes and desires of our assembly, and that these bodies should bring to a successful conclusion what we have begun.
www.osjspm.org /cst/jw.htm   (5115 words)

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