Summary of the Synod's progress in the dioceses

Synod is an opportunity

The Synod is a needed voice in the Church, but it is an advisory voice. Its purpose is not to establish by majority vote new rules of faith or change moral principles. For me, the synod meetings were an opportunity to have interesting conversations about the Church, to listen to other people's opinions. They gave me the opportunity to better understand the topics discussed. The diocesan stage of the Synod was a circumstance for me to "get up from the couch," to dare to speak out. The Synod is an opportunity because we can say "what hurts us." We can also say how we want to be involved in the life of the Church.

Monika