A Roman Observer: It is disappointing and disturbing how many people do not even have a correct understanding of the nature of the synod.
NCR Today: The new discussion procedure at the ongoing Synod of Bishops was a "huge step forward," according to Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, moderator of the German language group.
Synod, Day 8: A letter from several cardinals to Pope Francis, reportedly given to Francis on the first day of the synod, sees the cardinals sharply criticize the meeting.
Synod remarks: “We are bringing the same message," said Archbishop Thomas Msusa, Malawi's synod representative. "Let us live proudly the heritage of what we have received: the Christian family."
Distinctly Catholic: As reports emerge from the Synod of Bishops on the family, we are able to discern some of the key fault lines in the discussion.
Synod Day 6: Discussions begin to center on two big issues: the role of mercy and the church's vision on the indissolubility of marriage.
Synod remarks: Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel said the Synod of Bishops should identify the position of the church “without condemning anybody with different views."
Synod Day 5: Participants released reports from 13 different small discussion groups that have been meeting since Tuesday.
Synod remarks: “How perfect and holy must one be to be allowed to the supper of the Lord?” Berlin's Catholic archbishop pointedly asked the Synod of Bishops.