Archdiocese won’t take part in global synodal process, citing ‘ideological risk
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The following article was published in CNA Deutch on October 20th 2021. The article (in German) can be read at :

https://de.catholicnewsagency.com/story/wir-fuehren-schon-dialog-erzbischof-von-vaduz-sieht-von-synodalem-prozess-ab-9354?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cnadeutsche%2Fnachrichten+%28CNA+Deutsche+Ausgabe%29

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"We are already in dialogue": Archbishop of Vaduz refrains from a synodal process
VADUZ, October 20, 2021 / 6:27 AM ( CNA German ).
Archbishop Wolfgang Haas has decided not to involve the Archdiocese of Vaduz in Liechtenstein in the diocesan procedure of the synodal process of the universal church.


"I am of the opinion that in our small archdiocese we can for good reasons refrain from carrying out such a complex and sometimes even complicated procedure, which in our part of the world runs the risk of becoming ideologically ramified," said Haas in a communication on April 15 October.


The Archbishop refers to the " Vademecum for the Synod on Synodality " for deliberations in the local churches. The main task of the bishop is seen there in listening, not in large discussions and long debates.


"It should be listening to what the Holy Spirit wants to say to us. This listening presupposes our prayer for the spiritual gift of discernment. Above all, I would like to encourage prayer for this special gift and ask everyone to bless God", explains the 73-year-old shepherd.


CNA Deutsch asked the archbishop for an interview, also with a view to the question of the danger of ideological desperation mentioned. The archdiocese kindly announced that the shepherd had not given any interviews for years.


Archbishop Haas explains in his communication, on the one hand, the close relationships in the archbishopric allowed quick and uncomplicated contact between pastors and laypeople in the parishes of the diocese, "so that a spiritual and spiritual exchange has always been and is possible".
Quote:"Anyone who wants this can enter into dialogue with one another, listen to one another and maintain personal communication through suggestions, wishes and ideas in everyday church life," the bishop continued.


On the other hand, it is already the case that consultations take place at different levels, namely also at the diocesan level, although at the moment “Corona-related” not everything is possible through personal encounters. On the other hand, anyone who would like to submit wishes, concerns and suggestions for shaping church life in our diocese in writing can still do so and contact the Archbishop or the Vicariate General directly. In the “Vademecum for the Synod on Synodality” as an official manual for deliberations in the local churches, the main task of the bishop is seen in listening, not in large discussions and long debates. It should be listening to what the Holy Spirit wants to tell us. This listening presupposes our prayer for the spiritual gift of discernment.

A word from the Archbishop of Vaduz on the “Synodal Process” in the Church
Pope Francis has initiated a worldwide so-called “Synodal Process”, which is now to get underway in the individual dioceses. To this end, the Secretariat of the Roman Synod of Bishops has already published a number of documents in various languages that are accessible on the Internet.

I am of the opinion that in our small archdiocese we can for good reasons refrain from carrying out such a complex and sometimes even complicated procedure, which in our part of the world runs the risk of becoming ideologically branched.
On the one hand, the close relationships in our parishes allow quick and uncomplicated mutual contact between pastors and laypeople, so that a spiritual and spiritual exchange has always been and is possible. All who want this can enter into dialogue with one another, listen to one another and maintain personal communication through suggestions, wishes and ideas in everyday church life. In parish and church councils, as well as in school, social and charitable institutions and in educational institutions, there are constant relationships between interested people, where a responsible, tactful, sensitive interaction can take place.

On the other hand, it is already the case that consultations take place at different levels, namely also at the diocesan level, although at the moment “Corona-related” not everything is possible through personal encounters. On the other hand, anyone who would like to submit wishes, concerns and suggestions for shaping church life in our diocese in writing can still do so and contact the Archbishop or the Vicariate General directly. In the “Vademecum for the Synod on Synodality” as an official manual for deliberations in the local churches, the main task of the bishop is seen in listening, not in large discussions and long debates. It should be listening to what the Holy Spirit wants to tell us. This listening presupposes our prayer for the spiritual gift of discernment.
October 15, 2021
Wolfgang Haas
Archbishop of Vaduz
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(10-21-2021, 02:01 AM)Sed libera nos Wrote: The following article was published in CNA Deutch on October 20th 2021. The article (in German) can be read at :

https://de.catholicnewsagency.com/story/wir-fuehren-schon-dialog-erzbischof-von-vaduz-sieht-von-synodalem-prozess-ab-9354?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cnadeutsche%2Fnachrichten+%28CNA+Deutsche+Ausgabe%29

This is an auto translation into English:


"We are already in dialogue": Archbishop of Vaduz refrains from a synodal process
VADUZ, October 20, 2021 / 6:27 AM ( CNA German ).
Archbishop Wolfgang Haas has decided not to involve the Archdiocese of Vaduz in Liechtenstein in the diocesan procedure of the synodal process of the universal church.


"I am of the opinion that in our small archdiocese we can for good reasons refrain from carrying out such a complex and sometimes even complicated procedure, which in our part of the world runs the risk of becoming ideologically ramified," said Haas in a communication on April 15 October.


The Archbishop refers to the " Vademecum for the Synod on Synodality " for deliberations in the local churches. The main task of the bishop is seen there in listening, not in large discussions and long debates.


"It should be listening to what the Holy Spirit wants to say to us. This listening presupposes our prayer for the spiritual gift of discernment. Above all, I would like to encourage prayer for this special gift and ask everyone to bless God", explains the 73-year-old shepherd.


CNA Deutsch asked the archbishop for an interview, also with a view to the question of the danger of ideological desperation mentioned. The archdiocese kindly announced that the shepherd had not given any interviews for years.


Archbishop Haas explains in his communication, on the one hand, the close relationships in the archbishopric allowed quick and uncomplicated contact between pastors and laypeople in the parishes of the diocese, "so that a spiritual and spiritual exchange has always been and is possible".
Quote:"Anyone who wants this can enter into dialogue with one another, listen to one another and maintain personal communication through suggestions, wishes and ideas in everyday church life," the bishop continued.


On the other hand, it is already the case that consultations take place at different levels, namely also at the diocesan level, although at the moment “Corona-related” not everything is possible through personal encounters. On the other hand, anyone who would like to submit wishes, concerns and suggestions for shaping church life in our diocese in writing can still do so and contact the Archbishop or the Vicariate General directly. In the “Vademecum for the Synod on Synodality” as an official manual for deliberations in the local churches, the main task of the bishop is seen in listening, not in large discussions and long debates. It should be listening to what the Holy Spirit wants to tell us. This listening presupposes our prayer for the spiritual gift of discernment.

A word from the Archbishop of Vaduz on the “Synodal Process” in the Church
Pope Francis has initiated a worldwide so-called “Synodal Process”, which is now to get underway in the individual dioceses. To this end, the Secretariat of the Roman Synod of Bishops has already published a number of documents in various languages that are accessible on the Internet.

I am of the opinion that in our small archdiocese we can for good reasons refrain from carrying out such a complex and sometimes even complicated procedure, which in our part of the world runs the risk of becoming ideologically branched.
On the one hand, the close relationships in our parishes allow quick and uncomplicated mutual contact between pastors and laypeople, so that a spiritual and spiritual exchange has always been and is possible. All who want this can enter into dialogue with one another, listen to one another and maintain personal communication through suggestions, wishes and ideas in everyday church life. In parish and church councils, as well as in school, social and charitable institutions and in educational institutions, there are constant relationships between interested people, where a responsible, tactful, sensitive interaction can take place.

On the other hand, it is already the case that consultations take place at different levels, namely also at the diocesan level, although at the moment “Corona-related” not everything is possible through personal encounters. On the other hand, anyone who would like to submit wishes, concerns and suggestions for shaping church life in our diocese in writing can still do so and contact the Archbishop or the Vicariate General directly. In the “Vademecum for the Synod on Synodality” as an official manual for deliberations in the local churches, the main task of the bishop is seen in listening, not in large discussions and long debates. It should be listening to what the Holy Spirit wants to tell us. This listening presupposes our prayer for the spiritual gift of discernment.
October 15, 2021
Wolfgang Haas
Archbishop of Vaduz

Thanks for sharing this. 
It will be interesting to see how the Archdiocese reacts to whatever conclusions the Synod comes to.
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Courage. You don't see much of that nowadays. Pray for Archbishop Haas!
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