We’ve mapped all 22 Diocesan Synodal Reports in England & Wales
against our Bristol Text,
using an extensive and thorough Content Analysis.
It shows that what we want in our parishes and dioceses
is exactly what the Bristol Text lays out:
I. Not rules, but ways of thinking
II. What touches all must be discussed and approved by all
III. Ministry open to all, as in the early Church
IV. The dignity and sanctity of all
V. Safeguarding, reparation, penitence & true healing measures
Each of these topics have been mapped to our Bristol Text, below.
What parishioners in England and Wales want,
from our Diocesan Synodal Reports
(Click on box to expand or pdf for full text)
of the Laity
So you can see, for example, in Embracing Diversity above, that
100% of the Diocesan Reports reject the inequality / exclusion
of our LGBTQ+ community, and
100% of the Diocesan Reports reject the inequality / exclusion of women.
It’s clear that we parishioners, students, religious and all who answered the Pope’s call with our Synodal responses, want the institutional Church to reform.
The Bristol Text says it all.
ENGLISH AND WELSH DIOCESES. REFERENCES TO (CLERICAL) ABUSE
AN IMPORTANT SUMMARY
National Synthesis from
the Catholic Bishop's Conference of England & Wales:
Scottish Laity Network
Liverpool Synod 2020 – precursor to the current Synodal Pathway
A video presentation from Fr Peter McGrail that shares those matters that came forward at the Proposals stage of the Synod which were not within the remit of Synod 2020. Presented on both 12 and 13 march 2021. Also on our Well of Wisdom page.
Their address is at the foot of their homepage:
General Secretariat for Synod of Bishops
Via della Conciliazione 34
VA - 00120 Vatican City
Tel. (+39) 06 698 84821 / 84324
We stand before You, Holy Spirit,
as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us,
make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go
and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful;
do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity
so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth
and what is right.
All this we ask of You,
who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son,
forever and ever.