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Perspectives on the Synodal Way in Germany

German dioceses launched their own "Synodal Way" in 2019 as a direct response to the crisis in the church caused by the prevalence and mishandling of sexual abuse by clergy. The Way is designed, however, to prepare reforms in the church on a larger scale. There are ongoing difficulties in coordinating the German project with the global synodal process “for a Synodal Church” launched in 2021. This webinar will explore the German Synodal Way and some (theological) perspectives on it, in particular, the views of Cardinal Walter Kasper.

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

Wednesday, March 30, 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

Msgr Hans Feichtinger is adjunct professor in the faculty of theology at Saint Paul University and pastor of two parishes (St George's and St Albertus) in Ottawa.

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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