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Pope Francis is starting "a new kind of conversation" in talking about marriage and social justice as sides of the same coin, says Julie Hanlon Rubio.
Working groups offer "a promising model for healing and bridge-building ... and the American church needs this desperately," says one adviser to the diocesan family synod.
Updated with video: As groundbreaking synod ends, diocesan leaders look to address what Bishop McElroy calls the US church's "great pastoral crisis and challenge."
Pew study: Millennials are 27 percent more likely to have been raised in a religiously diverse family than those born before 1946.