The listening phase of the Synod on Synodality has brought to the fore that around the world the People of God call for more transparency and accountability. The subject is mentioned in several sections of the Instrumentum laboris.
The Peter and Paul Seminar, an international research group of theologians and canon lawyers that attends to reforms in canon law in light of Vatican II, has recently completed a research project entitled “Accountability in a Synodal Church”. The 16 studies were published in Studia canonica 56 (2022). (see the Table of Content in the attachment). Seven of the scholars who participated in this research project will participate in the October 2023 session of the synod.
Christopher Lamb of The Tablet has invited four members of the Peter and Paul Seminar to speak about the findings of this project in a Webinar on September 13, 2023 17.00 H (London time): the moderators of the project Eugene Duffy (practical theologian – Ireland) and Myriam Wijlens (canon lawyer- Netherlands/ Germany), and the members Rafael Luciani (systematic theologian – Venezuela and Boston College) and Vimal Tirimanna CSsR (moral theologian- Sri Lanka and Alphonsianum Rome).
In order to participate you must register, but be aware that there is NO FEE: the webinar is free of charge: https://www.thetablet.co.uk/events/214/tablet-event-a-synodal-church-needs-accountability