Protesters gather in Calgary, AB, for the 1 Million March 4 Children rally, Sept. 20, 2023. (Quinton Amundson)

Catholics must help combat ‘anti-faith’ forces, imam tells bishops as plenary opens

Canada’s Catholic bishops were urged by a Muslim Imam at their annual plenary assembly to speak out for “moral rights” — while also being counselled by a Cardinal to pursue reforms that make the Church “open to all.” Imam Abdul Hai Patel used brief remarks during a session on inter-religious dialogue to laud the “historic...

Canadian bishops at Mass as they attend their annual plenary assembly near Toronto Monday. The bishops discussed next month’s Synod on Synodality, which will focus on on discerning what the Holy Spirit is saying, said Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller. (CCCB photo)

Synod will be based on listening to the Holy Spirit: Archbishop Miller

Next month’s Synod on Synodality will be aimed at “being opened toward many voices,” Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller said Monday, emphasizing the synodal process “is based on listening to the voice of the Spirit.”

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