Synod on the Family 37: Focus on Families, Not Individuals

window from insideRead the full synod document here. A charge to a better professionalism among the Church’s ministers:

37. The synod fathers repeatedly called for a thorough renewal of the Church’s pastoral practice in light of the Gospel of the Family and replacing its current emphasis on individuals. For this reason, the synod fathers repeatedly insisted on renewal in the training of priests and other pastoral workers with a greater involvement of families.

Two things strike me. First, that the bishops perceive an emphasis on individuals is in need of renewal, that they call for ministry to whole families. And second, how does this directive affect me as a campus minister and liturgist?

Approval rating: 175 to 2, 6 abstained.

About catholicsensibility

Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
This entry was posted in evangelization, Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s