THE SERVANT GENERAL
December 10, 2014
The Lineamenta has been released, though for now
only in Italian. The Lineamenta takes off from the
Relatio Synodi which was the final document of the
III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
last October. This text will be the basis of discussions throughout
the Catholic world, with inputs to be submitted to the Vatican
by April 2015. These inputs will be part of the Instrumentum
Laboris, which will be the working document for the XIV
General Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October
The theme on the family is of extreme importance to us, to
the Church, and to the world. So we should do the following:
(1) Study the Lineamenta. This is also an opportunity to
better know our faith, especially in relation to family
(2) Participate in discussions and submission of inputs
in whatever way we can.
(3) Start to pray for the upcoming synod and the bishops
who will be participating in it.
The outcome of the 2015 synod will affect our families and
the generations after us, for better or for worse. Our life
and mission is to help renew the family and to defend life.
This is why CFC-FFL exists. With modernists already within
the Church, we must be vigilant, knowledgeable of the authentic
teaching of our Church, bold in witness, and assertive in
fighting for Judeo-Christian values.
With all the above, our work of evangelization is likewise
crucial. Catholics need conversion to Christ in order to be
able to see the truths of authentic faith.
Synod '15: Holy See Releases Preparatory
Document for Upcoming Synod
Questions on Themes Discussed at Extraordinary Synod on the
Junno Arocho Esteves
December 09, 2014 ( Zenit.org ) - In preparation for next
year's General Ordinary Synod of Bishops, the Holy See has
released the "Lineamenta", a document that lays
out the framework of discussions for the meeting.
XIV General Ordinary Assembly of the Synod on Bishops will
take place from October 4 – 25, 2015, and will discuss
the theme: "The vocation
and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary
"Lineamenta" – or preparatory document –
lays down the points made in the Relatio Synodi of
the Extraordinary Synod along with questions that will go
further in depth on the themes discussed.
In a statement released by the Holy See, the Secretary General
of the Synod stated that the preparatory document will "help
to continue the Synodal path that has already begun and to
prepare the upcoming Instrumentum laboris of the
next Ordinary Assembly."
composed document – which is published today in Italian
– will be sent to the Episcopal Conferences, the Synods
of the Eastern Catholic Churches sui iuris, the Unions
of Religious Superiors and the Dicasteries of the Roman Curia,"
the statement read.
ecclesial bodies that have received the documents will hand
in the results and answers to the Lineamenta by April
15, 2015. Their responses will then be studied and implemented
in the forthcoming Instrumentum Laboris.
Holy Father has also called on dioceses and Episcopal conferences
to continue praying for the upcoming Synod, especially on
December 28th, Feast of the Holy Family.
view the Italian –language preparatory document (Lineamenta),