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."
Synod, Day 10: The Catholic prelates attending the synod have again revealed apparently significant differences of opinion on how the church should approach families, particularly over using inclusive language.
Francis: "I would like to ask forgiveness in the name of the church for the scandals that have happened in this last period both in Rome and at the Vatican.”
NCR Today: Benedictine Abbot Jeremias Schröder said he wished for a greater presence of women religious at a synod which was specifically on the family.
Synod Interview, Part 1: Archbishop Mark Coleridge said this synod is “probably more directly and deeply related to Vatican II than any other synod I've known.”
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.