Regarding “Women religious have key role in synod process, pope says,”, Oct. 11:

Great article. However, Pope Francis has invited all Catholics to participate in this synod. This is a “time to look others in the eye and listen to what they have to say, to build rapport, to be sensitive to the questions of our sisters and brothers,” Pope Francis said. The “art of encounter,” he explained, is marked by listening and seeking to understand the other. As a member of the Catholic Church in Oregon I would appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the dialogue.

Eileen Sleva