The second Snapshot Report for the themes of the 2020 Plenary Council, entitled Inclusive, Participatory and Synodal, as part of the second phase, Listening and Discernment, was released last weekend.
This National Theme for Discernment is inspired by the voices of the People of God who expressed a desire for individuals and groups within and also beyond the Church to find a better welcome and be incorporated more into her life and mission.
There was a call to renew forms of governance and leadership in the Church, to find ways formally and informally of being co-responsible for ministry and mission, seeking structures and processes of collaboration, shared decision-making and financial co-responsibility in order to enable this greater involvement of lay people particularly of women, young people, people of diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities.
There was an expressed need for stronger connections across the many parts of the Church, and with other Christian traditions.
To view the Snapshot Report, Click Here