NCR Today: "The church’s outer form can be changed," Cardinal Reinhard Marx said. "For some people that sounds ominous but I don’t feel in any way threatened by that."
Synod of Bishops
Editorial: The 2015 Synod of Bishops was extraordinary in ways probably not anticipated or wished for by many of those who planned and attended the gatherings held over two years.
Simply Spirit: Regarding divorced and remarried Catholics, if the church doesn't help people connect with God, what's the point?
NCR Today: If a religious brother can be a voting member of the synod of bishops, why can't a religious sister?
Young Voices: Women were screened off and barred from voting in the 1840 World Anti-Slavery Convention in London; some things haven't changed.
Synod Day 3: Liked minded groups are lobbying for their positions, Philly archbishop says. “That’s what happens when human beings get together.”
Opinion: While the synod pretends widespread consultation from around the world, the “membership” is all men all the time.
A synod prelate has expressed concern that church leaders discussing family life issues may be limited in their understanding of those issues because of their celibate lifestyles.
Pope Francis told more than a million people gathered at a park in Ecuador that despite economic hardships across the region, things can and will improve.