December 7, 2022

Speakers:  Rafael Luciani, Richard Coll, Maureen O'Connell

A panel of synod experts discuss the continental phase working document, “Enlarge the Space of Your Tent”, and how all are invited to participate in the next phase of the synodal process. They offer perspectives on the progress that has been made in the synod towards the continental phase and projections for this phase going forward from global, North American, and local perspectives.

Sponsored by Discerning Deacons and Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.

Rafael Luciani, professor extraordinarius, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry & expert on the Synod Theological Commission and of the Latin American Council of Bishops

Richard Coll, US Synod Coordinating Team & executive director, USCCB Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development

Maureen O’Connell, Director of Synod and Higher Education Engagement with Discerning Deacons & Professor of Christian Ethics at La Salle University

Synod Resources:

U.S. National Synthesis

Frequently asked questions about the North American Continental Phase

Pastoral formation resources to help parishes and dioceses live, learn, and listen to the needs of their people during the Synod on Synodality.

Working Document for the Continental Stage from Synod Office: “Enlarge the space of your tent”

Discerning Deacon’s resources for facilitating a discernment session locally with “Enlarge the space of your tent.”