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Just Catholic: As the church recoils at sex abuse, bishops will soon gather in Rome to talk about young people. But, like water dripping on a stone, the same story is wearing people's patience thin.
The Synod of Bishops increasingly should be a structure for listening to the Catholic faithful, demonstrating a local bishop's concern for the entire church and a means of expressing all the bishops' unity with the pope, Pope Francis said.
A Roman Observer: Many Catholics who are eager to see Pope Francis reform the Roman Curia have grown noticeably impatient with how long the project is taking.