Synodality, the Holy Spirit, and Discernment of Spirits

Jos Moons

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    Pope Francis dreams of the church as the people of God on a journey, seeking together to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches in our time. It is not sufficient to reach back to revelation and tradition and to apply those, or to obey the hierarchy; we need to see how God’s Spirit is still guiding his people. How to achieve that dream? In this contribution I highlight essential underlying faith convictions and key aspects of Ignatian discernment of spirits: inner freedom (or detachment), an affective faith culture, facts and figures, and a dialogical way of proceeding.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Synodal Pathway: When Rhetoric meets Reality
    EditorsEamonn Conway, Eugene Duffy, Mary McDaid
    Place of PublicationDublin
    PublisherThe Columba Press
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)9781782183938
    Publication statusPublished - 2022


    • synod
    • pope francis
    • discernment of spirits
    • Holy Spirit
    • listening


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