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Inside the synod: Seeing the life of the universal church through the eyes of other bishops

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 VATICAN CITY — One of the joys of the synod is the opportunity to meet bishops from other countries and experiences and to hear about the life … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Evangelization by example, and lunch with the pope

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 VATICAN CITY — Archbishop John Onaiyekan of Abuja in Nigeria, whose brother lives in the Diocese of Tucson, offered today’s reflection to begin our full day of interventions. … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Celebrating Vatican II, launching Year of Faith

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 VATICAN CITY — Today the bishops dressed in miter and green vestments streamed down the center aisle in the Square of St. Peter on a strikingly beautiful … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Small groups, and a graced visit from the archbishop of Canterbury

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 VATICAN CITY — Today in the morning the synod went into small groups by language, a refreshing change. Our group reflects the diversity of the English speaking … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: The synod fathers’ various viewpoints

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 VATICAN CITY — The synod fathers began today to make their five-minute interventions. And it must be five minutes, since one’s mic is turned off exactly when … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: We begin with words from the Holy Father

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 VATICAN CITY — The U.S. delegation began the day at Mass in the small Marian chapel of the North American College, the U.S. seminary in Rome, where … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Opening Mass is extraordinary moment

Editor’s Note: Today we are pleased to publish the first in a series of blog posts from the world Synod of Bishops on the new evangelization by Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., one of four delegates chosen by … Continue reading

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