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Inside the synod: Seeking a church that can transform the world

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 VATICAN CITY — We enter the last two days of the Synod on the New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith. It’s a time when the … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Small groups consider final propositions

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 VATICAN CITY — Today was spent in our language groups meticulously considering each of the 57 propositions presented to the synod yesterday. All synod fathers have an … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Ideas for implementing the new evangelization

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 VATICAN CITY —  The synod recessed on Saturday afternoon and only returned to session on Tuesday. In the interim the rapporteurs,  those elected to serve as secretaries of … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Deliberating on the new evangelization, and applause for a young catechist

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 VATICAN CITY — Bishop Shlemon Warduni, Chaldean auxiliary bishop of Baghdad, Iraq, reflected on today’s reading at our morning prayer. I came to know Bishop Warduni when … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Auditors speak, Christian/Islam concerns, and Cardinal Wuerl sums up the synod so far

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 VATICAN CITY — The preacher for today’s prayer opening the synod’s day was Bishop Edward Hilboro Kussala, the first bishop of the new country of South Sudan. … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Worries about the Middle East, and enhancing our means of communication

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 VATICAN CITY — The work of the synod continues but another gift of this time together is the opportunity to build fraternity among those participating in the synod. … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Modern-day martyrs can transform the faith

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 VATICAN CITY — The synod fathers returned after a welcome free day. Interventions continue. Bishops speak from their experience and the realities in their dioceses. The most … Continue reading

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