"What's Next for our Listening Church?"
A Look at the Synod Process So Far
A Conversation with Dr. Myriam Wijlens and Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP Moderated by Dr. Kristin Colberg
This webinar was recorded live on November 3, 2023.
As the Church marked the much-anticipated General Assembly of the Synod on Synodality, you may be wondering what happened throughout the month of October during these meetings and where the Catholic Church may be headed next. Listen in on this insightful conversation with Dr. Myriam Wijlens and Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP, both appointed by Pope Francis to central roles at the Synod on Synodality. Only a few days after the close of the October Assembly, hear what they experienced during the meetings and their immediate insights.
About our speakers:
Myriam Wijlens, PhD, official consultor to the Synod on Synodality, is a professor of Canon Law in the faculty of Catholic theology at the University of Erfurt and co-moderator of the Peter and Paul Seminar. On behalf of the Dicastery for Christian Unity she is a member of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches and a consultant to Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC). She is the sole female member of the coordinating committee of the Synod on Synodality and participates as expert in the October 2023 Assembly. She also served on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors from 2018 to 2022.
Timothy Radcliffe, OP, retreat master and spiritual advisor for the Synod on Synodality, is a member of the community at Blackfriars, Oxford, and was Master General of the Order of Preachers from 1992 to 2001. He is the only member of the English Province of the Dominicans to have held the office since the Order's foundation in 1216. He is the author of a number of very popular books of theology and an editorial advisor and contributor to Give Us This Day published by Liturgical Press.
About our moderator:
Kristin Colberg, PhD, is associate professor of theology at Saint John's University and School of Theology and the College of Saint Benedict, and the sole U.S. member on theological commission for the Synod on Synodality. She received her doctorate at the University of Notre Dame in systematic theology. She is the author of Vatican I and Vatican II: Councils in the Living Tradition (Liturgical Press, 2016) and the co-editor of Speaking Truth in Love, a festschrift in honor of Cardinal Walter Kasper (Liturgical Press, 2014). Professor Colberg also serves as a member of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC).