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William Scholes: Irish Catholic bishops planning synod want to hear from you - even if you've left the Church

Pope Francis with bishops and other participants during the Synod of Bishops held at the Vatican in 2018. Ireland's Catholic bishops are planning a national synod for lay people and clergy to take place within five years. Picture by Fabio Frustaci/ANSA via AP
IRELAND'S Catholic bishops are in consultation mode. It is fair to say that the hierarchy has not traditionally enjoyed a close association with the practice of inviting lay people to express thei[...]

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