A Roman Observer: Pope Francis must move more quickly to make structural and juridical changes that cannot be easily undone by his successors.
The Peace Pulpit: "Listen to the Spirit, be filled with the Spirit, and live according to the way of the Spirit of Jesus."
NCR Today: A prominent Italian news agency is reporting that the pontiff wants to dedicate the next meeting of the world's Catholic bishops to the issue of global peace.
NCR Today: Pope Francis has "given the bishops' synod back its freedom" said a German cardinal at a three-day international theological congress in Munich.
A small c catholic: Family is not the most important or even primary mechanism God uses to bring people into God's larger family. That's a role for the church.
A Roman Observer: If you really want to know what happened inside the synod, don't obsess too much over its final report on the church and the family.
Faith and Justice: All right. Let’s get it over with. I was too pessimistic in my prediction of how the synod would end. I should have trusted the Spirit.
Pope Francis announced he is establishing a new office for laity, family and life, which combines the responsibilities of two pontifical councils.
Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias said that the final document from the ongoing Synod of Bishops on family "will not have all the answers, but it will have a direction."
Synod Interview: Rwandan Bishop Antoine Kambanda is concerned that young people who grew up as orphans following the horrific 1994 genocide now have no experience in how to build families.