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From Personal Druthers to Discernment

This session will examine some of the fundamental principles for discerning God’s will – which sometimes means getting ourselves out of the way. Admittedly, we have our preferences about the direction and the form the Church should take. However, the Church isn’t a personal laboratory. At a time of deepening ideological strife and tribalism, how free are we – or do we even care – to enter a process of checking our biases with the practices of spiritual discernment?

This webinar is part of the series For a Synodal Church: Reflections on Communion, Participation, Mission

Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
(Presentation in English; discussion in English and French)

This webinar is free and open to the public.


About the speaker

Mark Slatter is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Theology, Saint Paul University. His teaching and research are in the areas of ethics and spirituality.

About For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission — Reflections

Pope Francis has launched a three-year process of dialogue and discernment that will culminate in a synodal gathering in Rome in October 2023. Consultations are taking place at the diocesan and continental levels in preparation for the international synod. This series of reflections explores the meaning of synodality as an expression of the nature of the Church, its practice in Christian tradition, and the importance of recovering a culture of encounter and communal discernment in our day.



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