A dialogue featuring Synodality and Lay Leadership will be held Thursday, Aug. 25.

Entitled “Toward Participation:  Unpacking Leadership of the Laity,” the webinar will feature five panelists– Bishop Daniel E. Flores of Brownsville and the Chairman of the USCCB Doctrine Committee; Mark Erdosy of Marian University in Indianapolis; Matthew Manion of the Center for Church Management at Villanova University in Philadelphia; Helen Osman of SIGNIS Worldwide Catholic Association for Communication; Rosie Chinea Shwaver of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL); and Paul Jarzembowski of the USCCB, who will facilitate the dialogue.

The event will explore themes of leadership throughout the Church. Included in this webinar is a discussion on engaging the laity in leadership positions, co-responsibility with priests and the laity, and promoting shared work as part of the mission of the Church.

Hosting the webinar are the United States Council of Catholic Bishops Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth and the Catholic Apostolate Center 

The webinar will begin at 2 p.m. ET; 1 p.m. CT; 12 p.m. MT; 11 a.m. PT; 10 a.m. AKT; and 8 a.m. HT.