Pope Francis has recovered synodality as the method for being church in our fragmented and yet globalized world. Broadly, synodality refers to the involvement and participation of the whole People of God in the life and mission of the Church. This requires a spiritual and pastoral conversion towards receptive listening to all voices and an honest reading of the signs of the times. This paper proposes five practical methods to be employed in parishes by their pastoral teams. It draws from pedagogical practices from interfaith studies as well as elements from the Spiritual Exercises. By applying the methods, parishes discover living sources of moral wisdom in the experiences of listening that nourish siblinghood and sprout missional action.
"Toward a Synodal Parish: Practical Methods for Fostering Synodality,"
New Horizons: Vol. 5:
2, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarcommons.scu.edu/newhorizons/vol5/iss2/10