Yesterday evening, in Rome, Pope Francis formally inaugurated the process that will culminate in the synod we are to refer to as Synod 2021 — 2023. You can find the preparatory documents, Vademecum, Letter to those living a monastic or contemplative life, the timetable, details about how the logo may be used and other material here: https://www.synod.va/en.html (link opens in new tab). It is important that you should read the material for yourself, reflect on it and pray about it. Like other bloggers, I may occasionally comment on questions that have been raised; but for now, I think it is enough simply to say the process has begun. The community will be praying for everyone involved, for openness to the Holy Spirit and for wisdom, generosity and courage in following his promptings.