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The Synod on Synodality:

Our Holy Father Pope Francis has invited the Catholic Church to embark on a journey together. Through listening and discernment rooted in the Holy Spirit, the entire people of God will be called to contribute to a process by which the Church deepens in understanding of Her mission and looks toward the future.

Summary Report

Nearly 400 students have translated the central callings of the synod: Communion, Participation, and Mission. We offer the following recommendations for journeying forward together as a synodal church on our campuses, in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and in our national Church.

All-Campus Synodal Listening Session with the Archbishop

The All-Campus gathering, held at La Salle on April 4th, gathered students from across Philadelphia’s Catholic Higher Ed for an evening of sharing, listening, and prayer.

Photo courtesy Archbishop Perez
Photo courtesy of Dan Nguyen (La Salle)
Photo courtesy of Dan Nguyen (La Salle)
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  • The synodal process necessitates that we, as the People of God, first listen with an open heart and open mind to where the Spirit is calling us and discern to whom we are needing to listen and what steps need to be taken to more fully live out our mission.

    Preparatory Document

  • Journeying together requires great commitment to listen to the voices of all who make up the People of God, but especially those who have often been marginalized, and the openness to discern the path forward that prophetically renews and enlivens.

    Preparatory Document

  • A truly synodal Church walks together, side by side, along the same road towards renewal in the Spirit and the good of all people.

    Preparatory Document