Diocese of Dallas Synod 2024

‘Blessings upon blessings’

In June, Bishop Edward J. Burns led a pilgrimage to the apparition site of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City seeking the blessings she promised nearly 500 years ago as he guides our diocese through the Synod process over the coming years.

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The role of Catholic education in the diocese

On March 25, Bishop Burns is calling the faithful to again join us for a critically important listening session as we discuss and discern the topic of Catholic education. Come join us and let’s discuss how to support parents and how we can support families — whether they send their children to public, private or Catholic schools or they choose to homeschool. The listening session will cover Catholic education from pre-Kindergarten through university, and it is important to note this is not just limited to Catholic schools.

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Catechetical Sessions and Listening Sessions: What’s the Difference?

On Feb. 15, the final catechetical session concluded. This represented the end of one phase of the diocesan synodal process and the beginning of another. On March 26, the first public listening session will take place. Because these terms might be unclear, I thought it would be helpful to distinguish between the two and provide more information about these upcoming listening sessions.