Cardinal Donald Wuerl said a challenge facing bishops is being clear about the church's moral teachings but then also meeting people where they are in life without just admonishing them.
Pope Francis has called for a church that is “synodal” at every level, everyone listening to each other, learning from each other and taking responsibility for proclaiming the Gospel.
NCR Today: Cardinal Reinhard Marx put in a strong plea to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to be allowed to receive the sacraments under certain conditions.
The church has to respect decisions divorced and remarried people make about their spiritual lives after they examine their conscience, according to Chicago's Archbishop Blase Cupich.
Faith and Justice: There are five reasons the synod was doomed to fail before it started. Perhaps Pope Francis can save it, but the odds are against him.
Preview: Spending her religious life as part of a Christian minority in Muslim North Africa helped prepare Sr. Carmen Sammut for diverse opinions and backgrounds shared at the synod.
Synod, Day 11: Synod prelates have entered into discussions about how the church should treat persons who divorce and remarry without first obtaining annulments.
The German speaking bishops at the Synod: “The Church’s doctrine of marriage was developed and deepened in history."
Synod Interview, Part 2: "Once you're into that maelstrom of discernment you really have to make an act of faith that there is something greater than Solomon."