About the Synod

Recognizing that the pandemic has taken its toll on discipleship, Bishop Burns presents a pastoral plan that provides a historic response to a historic pandemic. Bishop Burns announces that he will convene a synod for the Diocese of Dallas. The last synod was convened 87 years ago by Bishop Joseph P. Lynch in 1934.

The diocesan synod process will begin on December 12, 2021 on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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The Synod on Synodality & the Dallas Diocesan Synod:
What’s the Difference?

Bishop Edward J. Burns has recently embarked on a multiyear diocesan synod process for the Diocese of Dallas. At the same time, Pope Francis has announced a universal synod for the whole Church, which will draw on input from dioceses around the world. An important question to answer then is: what’s the difference between these two synods?

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