Pope Francis opened the 2015 Synod with a call to remember that “the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”
Family Synod 2015
The Synod of Bishops opens in Rome Oct. 4 -- bringing together cardinals and bishops, lay and religious advisers, and consultors to discuss pressing issues around family life.
NCR Today: Looking for articles and commentaries on this year's Synod of Bishops on the family, or interested in NCR's previous coverage? Here are some helpful links.
The Vatican says it has a new methodology for the synod, focusing on more dialogue and discussion between bishops.
Viewpoint: There is a case for allowing divorced and remarried Catholics, in certain cases, to continue to receive the sacraments. Valid issues on both sides need to be addressed.
Commentary: The synod on the family should begin with a proclamation of the Good News to the poor, with God’s simple invitation repeated again to everyone -- come and eat.