Minneapolis, Minn., Sep 25, 2019 / 16:08 pm
The Catholic Church in Saint Paul and Minneapolis has begun a series of "prayer and listening events" to help prepare for the 2021 archdiocesan synod.
In an interview with Relevant Radio, released Wednesday, Archbishop Bernard Hebda explained his hopes for the synod to be an opportunity for "listening together" as an archdiocese.
"It should be that opportunity not just for me to be listening … but the people will be listening to each other and that together we can go deeper in our sense of how it is the Holy Spirit is working in our Church, and how it is that we are going to be able to be that image of the body of Christ," he said.
Listening to one another is a key element for a successful synod - whether it be the synod of bishops meeting in Rome, or a diocesan synod, he said.