Conversations with Archbishop J

May 9, 2024

What is God asking you to give?

Q: Archbishop J, why another collection? The Ascension collection is old. It was instituted in the time of Archbishop Anthony Pantin CSSp as an annual collection […]
May 1, 2024

Synodality, the prophetic option

Through the call to synodality, Pope Francis seeks to structure the Church around its prophetic dimension. The International Theological Commission document stresses this objective nine times […]
April 24, 2024


Q: Archbishop J, why—with all our prayer—are we not moving more steadily toward discipleship? In a classic article, ‘Looking at God Looking at You’, author Robert […]
April 17, 2024

Forming disciples: A first step

To progress to the Church of our dream, the most urgent task is to have third- and fourth-level disciples leading in all its parts: family, school, […]
April 10, 2024

Road map to our dream synodal Church

Q: Archbishop J, how do we get to our dream synodal Church? You have probably heard the expression, “Mind the gap.” What are the gaps that […]
March 27, 2024

My dream for a synodal Church – Interconnected. Discerning. Prayerful

I dream of a Church that is synodal in every way. It will be nurtured, at every level, by its encounter with Christ and the guidance […]
March 20, 2024

Opening up our spiritual ‘toolkit’

Q: Archbishop J, what toolkit will we need for this new OS upgrade? We have seen in the past weeks the upgrade that Pope Francis has […]
March 13, 2024

Moved by the community to discernment

Q: Archbishop J, what is the synod about, really? Part II In part one of this series, we explored the metaphor of the Synod on Synodality […]