Dr. Romero recently highlighted in Rhode Island Catholic about Pope Francis’ global synod
Dr. Miguel Romero, an assistant professor in the Department of Religious and Theological Studies, was recently highlighted in a story in Rhode Island Catholic, the newspaper of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence.
Pope Francis has recently invoked a global synod — which is officially titled “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission” but is known colloquially as the “Synod on Synodality” — to discuss ways to broaden participation in the Catholic Church.
Each diocese around the world has been tasked with assembling a committee of priests, religious and lay people to offer suggestions and advice for the Synod on Synodality. Dr. Romero will be part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence’s local committee. Each committee’s feedback will culminate with the meeting of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican in 2023.
Read below for an excerpt from the article.
Local phase of global synod begins in dioceses around the world
One of the committee members, Miguel Romero, Th.D., a Salve Regina University theology professor, attended the Mass along with his wife Heather Romero, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist, and their children Ana Lucia, 15; Maria Iliana, 12; Oscar, 10; and Simon, 7.
“It’s an honor to be asked to think with the diocese about the questions being put before us and there’s definitely work to be done, not only amongst ourselves on the committee, but among the full diocese,” said Romero, who is eager to bring his experience as a member of the board of directors of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability to the discussion table.
“Part of our mission as an organization is to support the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ teachings about the role of disabled persons in the life of the church, but especially towards their full and meaningful participation. That’s one of the things I’m most excited about.”
To read the full story on Rhode Island Catholic’s website, go here.
Featured photo is of Dr. Miguel Romero with his wife Dr. Heather Romero, along with their children Ana Lucia, Maria Iliana, Oscar and Simon.