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Signposts to a Future: Synodality, Church, and Culture


A good number of years ago I worked in a parish at the edge of the city. I knew all the roads, the backroads, the shortcuts, and the throughways in the parish and surrounding area. In the meantime, thirty years hence, there has been a huge development in that part of the city; most of the roads have changed, new housing estates have been built, and many expansive areas of green fields have disappeared. And the entire infrastructure has been modified. Now when I drive through the area, I need most often to rely on the signposts to be sure that I am on the right road to get to my destination.

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