"Relatio Synodi" rough translation

Oct 21 2014

Synod 14 - "Relatio Synodi" of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops: "The pastoral challenges on the family in the context of evangelization" (5 to 19 October 2014), 10/18/2014   [B0770]



Part I 
Listening to: the context and challenges on the family

The socio-cultural context

Bernard Lynch interview with BBC

Oct 10 2014

Bernard Lynch was interviewed October 6th on BBC radio Outside Source with Ros Atkins.   The link will be up for 2 or 3 more days, he's the first interview from 1:39 - 9:00 minutes.  ​
" It is brief and to the point on the Synod in Rome . . . "

Day 5 in Rome

Oct 7 2014

The synod opens with Pope Francis saying "Let's talk!" and an Australian couple takes him up on it saying gay partners should be welcomed in families and parishes.

UpDate One

Oct 6 2014

For those of you who are interested in what is going on at the Synod of Bishops in Rome, they will be meeting for the next two weeks.  They are posting Daily Press Releases on what is being said, officially at least.  You can find these press releases at the Vatican Website.  Simply go to Vaticyan and look for the tag - Press Release.  Some of are in English, some in Latin, some in Italian.  But it looks like the major press releases will be in English.

Queer Catholic Faith webshows to focus on the Family.

Oct 6 2014

DignityUSA is thrilled to bring on their first guests of the new season, Marianne and Becky Duddy-Burke. They'll share from a deeply personal perspective as a married couple and parents to two girls. The QCF webshow coincides with the Bishops' Synod on the Family in Rome. Or is it a coincidence? Not really.

Some Background to the Synod of Bishops

Sep 30 2014

Good day folks

As we approach the Synod of Bishops I thought it might be good to take a "look back" at the prior Synods and what they are all about.  As we hear about this synod, I will try to offer comments about what is being said.  Hopefully, this will keep us up on what it taking place.


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