Participants and observers gather Oct. 3, 2018, for a general assembly of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican.

Special Coverage: Synod on Synodality

The Synod on Synodality is Pope Francis’ initiative for the Catholic Church to collaboratively chart its path in the modern era, emphasizing listening, discernment and mission. The XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, featuring 363 voting members — including laymen and women for the first time — will convene at the Vatican Oct. 4-29 to advise the Pope on the theme: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission.”  Follow EWTN News’ latest news here.

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Information Flow for the Synod on Synodality (Sept. 16)

We are now only a few weeks away from the start of the Synod on Synodality in Rome, and Synod officials have announced that the media will have limited access to the Synod’s sessions. This raises the question: Is a tightly-controlled information flow the best way to go? This week on Register Radio we talk with Russell Shaw, one of the great veterans of the Catholic Press, about the Synod, secrecy and the state of Catholic media.