Deborah Stollery

Heart Listening: Key to the Synodal Way of Living

This is the first in a series of blogs inspired by Pope Francis’ dream that we will learn how to become a church that journeys together, with Christ.  The Pope often calls for us to learn the art of accompaniment.  This blog takes a look at what many would say is the cornerstone of accompaniment: …

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As I write this, it’s just under a month until the first phase of the Church’s Synod on the process of synodality is to begin.  Dioceses and parishes around the world should be letting the baptized know of this, setting up listening sessions and targeting those who are on the margins of Church life and …

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Fostering Creativity and Innovation

If you’ve been following our latest set of blogs, you’ll know that we are handing on some ideas from the Global Leadership Summit that we find “sticky”:  that is important to move the work of ecclesial leaders to different levels of effectiveness.  There’s one more from this year’s GLS, coming next week.  If you’ve not …

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Paradosis from the GLS #2

Managing Continuity and Change Ever hear of AR Bernard?  I hadn’t before the Global Leadership Summit, but then that’s one of the beauties of this event for me:  I get introduced to thought leaders from other Christian churches, outside the Catholic sandbox.  So I “met” AR Bernard at this year’s GLS.  His website describes him …

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