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Our Synod Questions

Sunday the 3rd of February

The four Synod Questions that will inform and inspire our project of listening over the coming months have been published today, Friday 1 February 2019. They are:
  1. Where in your everyday life do you experience love, truth, goodness, hope, and joy?
  2. When you reflect on your life now, and as you look to the future, what causes you concern or worry?
  3. What is the purpose of the Catholic Church in the world today?
  4. Having reflected on these things, what are the topics you would like to see on the agenda of Synod 2020?
These questions begin from the truth that God speaks to us in our everyday lives and, as we reflect on our lives, we encounter Christ (c.f. Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium 8). We are then invited to think about what the Catholic Church is for. This will allow the Spirit of God to open our hearts so that, finally, we can reflect on the questions, issues, and topics that our Synod should make recommendations on.

We are all invited to reflect deeply and respond to these four Synod Questions. Listening will be done through our online survey, focus groups facilitated by Fr Peter McGrail at Liverpool Hope University, and by Synod Members in our local communities. It is through this great project of listening that we will begin to discern the Church God is calling us to be.