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October 2023 Synod Highlights

"The ongoing synodal process is not only the most important moment in the life of the Catholic Church since Vatican II. It's also the most important moment about Vatican II..."     Massimo Faggioli
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Bishops selected by the USCCB:
  • Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Military Archdiocese and President of USCCB
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York
  • Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, TX  (head of USCCB's synod preparations)
  • Bishop Robert Barron,Winona-Rochester, MN
  • Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, IN
Participants appointed by Pope Francis:
  • Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago

  • Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory of Wash., DC

  • Cardinal Robert W. McElroy of San Diego

  • Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston

  • Archbishop Paul D. Etienne of Seattle

  • Jesuit Fr. James Martin

Americans appointed by USA-Canada Continental Group

  • Richard Coll, USCCB synod preparations  (Richard was unable to attend)

  • Cynthia Bailey Manns, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community in Minnesota

  • Fr. Ivan Montelongo, diocesan priest of El Paso, TX

  • Sr. Leticia Salazar, Chancellor of the Diocese of San Bernardino, CA

  • Wyatt Olivas, student from the University of Wyoming

  • Julia Oseka, student from Poland at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia​

Additional American Participants

  • Cardinal Joseph Tobin, New Jersey, a member of the Synod Council Team

  • Cardinal Robert Prevost, Chicago, a member of the Roman Curia

  • Cardinal Kevin Ferrell, Wash DC, a member of the Roman Curia

  • Archbishop William Skurla, Pittsburg, U.S. Byzantine Catholic representative

  • Bro. Mark Hilton, Maine & Australia, representing Union of Superiors General

  • Sister Mary Angela Perez, RSM, N. Carolina, representing Oceana/Guam

  • Sister Maria Ciperman, RSCI of Chicago, non-voting Synod facilitator/expert

  • Fr. David McCallum, SJ, New York, non-voting Synod facilitator/expert

Synod Oct 2023 Daily Details & Addresses 

Synod Oct 2023 Daily Details
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Paul VI Hall before Synod

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Paul VI Hall during Synod

Rocky Island

Quotes from the Synod on Synodality, October 2023


"The Church has stopped... it is a pause 
for the whole Church to listen.
"  Pope Francis 

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