synod on the family
Subtle, yes, like a trim tab, but Pope Francis last week steered the massive heft of the Holy Roman Church, the oldest continuous institution in our midst, toward the Gospel message of mercy for all. I believe it just may be that, at least so far as he can direct it, the church is once again working for the Lord. Amen.
The synod had "laid bare the closed hearts which frequently hide even behind the Church's teachings or good intentions, in order to sit in the chair of Moses and judge.
The synod on the family is shedding light on some internal discord.
Quebec Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher is suggesting that women should be ordained as deacons.
Pope Francis has inaugurated the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family. The three-week gathering of bishops from around will focus on married couples, parents and family.
One researcher was "struck by the high level of dissent” from church teachings by Catholics. Still, they remain loyal to the church.