domenica 17 ottobre 2021

Stati Uniti
Smaller dioceses struggle to realize Pope’s synod vision

(John Lavenburg, Crux)
Earlier this week Bishop James Tamayo of Laredo, Texas, had yet to find someone to lead his diocesan synodal process as part of Pope Francis’s broader vision for his church-wide consultation leading up to the next Synod of Bishops in Rome. The diocese has been persistent, Tamayo said, but each person they’ve considered couldn’t make the commitment on a volunteer basis. “In smaller dioceses it can be difficult to find volunteer leadership,” Tamayo told Crux. “Money is sometimes a question, and the person is another question too. Can the personnel volunteer their time in the midst of everything else they volunteer for in the church and in their local community?” (...)