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By Robert Morrison, Remnant Columnist, The Remnant, Sept. 11, 2023

The Synod on Synodality’s Instrumentum Laboris includes a list of abbreviations for the sixteen documents cited in its text: two from John Paul II, two from the General Secretariat of the Synod, five from Francis, and seven from Vatican II. As we have come to expect, this list does not include any documents promulgated before Vatican II.

Most of the Vatican II references in Instrumentum Laboris come from the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium. One of the documents from the Synod on Synodality’s website — the International Theological Commission’s 2018 study, Synodality in the Life and Mission of the Church — tells us why “Synodality” depends so much upon Lumen Gentium: ….

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