SYNOD'S SPEAKERS' SCRIPTS

Have a read of what our Synod 2021 speakers had to say.

Friday, 10th September 2021

No Synodality Without Freedom of Speech

It was not so long ago that the big S-word in the Catholic Church was Scandal. It enveloped the Church in an ecclesial winter... 

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Prof. Mary McAleese

Friday, 10th September 2021

Inclusivity: At What Price?

I am thrilled to be a part of this incredible gathering here and all over England and all over the world! And how wonderful and absolutely right that there are these many, diverse groups with their stalls...

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Ruby Almeida

Saturday, 11th September 2021

A Co-Responsible Church is No More

The FABC was founded in Nov. 1970, encouraged by Pope Paul VI when he met with 180 Asian Bishops from 15 Asian countries in Manila.  What happened?

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Virginia Saldanha

Saturday, 11th September 2021

Where Now?

I want to tell you about the magisterium. Those of you who, like me, enjoy Philip Pullman’s Dark Materials and Book of Dust, will know all about the ‘magisterium.’ It’s a dark and sinister kind of authority...

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Penelope Middelboe

Friday, 10th September 2021

Liturgical Ministry: A Personal Experience

We all know: our Church is a man’s church. Women are supposed to be helpful, they are especially suited for preparing the parish picnic...

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Dr. Martha Heizer

Saturday, 11th September 2021

The Gospel Reading & Homily

Good morning and thank you for that lovely introduction! It is about 4:00am and I am joining you truly from a pre-dawn place! It is pleasure to be joining you this morning...

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Dr. Shanon Sterringer

Saturday, 11th September 2021

Women & Men at the Table

Dr. Ally Kateusz centered her talk about early Christian women at the altar on her recently published chapter in a fabulous new OUP book, Patterns of Women's Leadership in Early Christianity...

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Dr. Ally Kateusz

Sunday, 12th September 2021

Bread & Roses for Synod

As we go marching, marching, in the beauty of the day, a million empty churches, vocations cast away, could be brighter with the radiance that a woman’s call discloses, if the Church would hear us singing...

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Root & Branch

Friday, 10th September 2021

Belonging & Being Church: What's catholicism all about?

I’d like to begin my meditation by looking at what a friend of mine has dubbed “the pathology of belonging”...

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Dr. James Alison

Saturday, 11th September 2021

Vision and Voice

Hear Christina’s straightforward toolkit for change, shared from her unparalleled experience in guiding the movement in the Church of England towards the ordination of women.

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Christina Rees

Saturday, 11th September 2021

The Future Church Is a Choice

Today, on this solemn 20th anniversary, may I dedicate these remarks to the thousands of Americans who died on 9/11, the hundreds of thousands of other people who have suffered...

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James Carroll