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Proposal to the Council of the Baptized

Date:  March, 2017

Form:  Position Statement

From:  Jim Moudry, Joe Reid, Jim Jordan,  Paula Ruddy

Project Managers: Paula Ruddy, Joe Reid

Concern:  The Archbishop is proposing to convene a Synod in the Archdiocese.  We want to advocate for a Synod with broad representation of points of view and an agenda that recognizes needs for policy change and/or programming at the Archdiocesan level called for by laity for the last ten years.

Drafting Committee: Jim Moudry, Joe Reid, Mary Ellen Jordan, Jim Jordan, Michael Anderson, Paula Ruddy

Position Statement to Council for approval:  August, 2017

Status:  Approved unanimously; published on the website: August, 2017

Distributed by mail:  September 2017

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Continuing our discussion of Vatican II spirituality on May 8,  Nancy Gotto and Bonnie Strand, Council of the Baptized members, with Catherine Michaud, C.S.J., will be discussing the People of God: Sharing in the roles of Jesus, Priest, Prophet, and King.

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