Instrumentum laboris Synod 2018: The fundamental choices

Instrumentum Laboris Synod 2018: The fundamental choices

According cardinal Baldisseri, general secretary of the Synod of Bishops, “the Instrumentum Laboris has been drawn up according to the “method of discernment”. Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium (51), presents the process of discernment with three verbs: to recognize, to interpret, and to choose. So the text was divided into three parts, each referring to one of the three verbs.
Pope Francis: Prayer is the first ‘missionary work’

Pope Francis: Prayer is the first ‘missionary work’

Every Christian is called to be a missionary through prayer, working in collaboration with the Holy Spirit, who gives prayer efficacy, Pope Francis said in a video message to the Pontifical Mission Societies Monday. “Prayer is the first ‘missionary work’ – the first! – that every Christian can and must do, and it is also […]

‘Easter Triduum is center of Christian faith’

The Triduum, or “three days”, begins with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday evening and ends on Easter Sunday. The Holy Father said Christians are called to live the mystery of Jesus’ death and resurrection as “the matrix of their personal and communitarian lives”.