While the U.S. Bishops as a whole gear up for the continental phase of the Synod on Synodality, the lone bishop of Arkansas is maintaining a diocesan focus as well, recently announcing his plan to continue the process at the local level.
Bishop Anthony Taylor of Little Rock on Dec. 1 published a “Post-Synod Response” to the faithful, providing questions for synod discussions to continue while diocesan leaders meet to discuss how to implement recommendations from the local phase.
Taylor likened the purpose of the 16-page document to that of an apostolic exhortation.
“The reason apostolic exhortations are called ‘exhortations’ is that they focus on the future, on what is to be done next, and the same is true for this concluding document for the Diocese of Little Rock,” Taylor said. “Based on what we have learned, we look to see what we can do next.”Arkansas diocese presses ahead in effort to make church life more ‘synodal’ | Crux
Arkansas diocese presses ahead in effort to make church life more ‘synodal’ | Crux