Synod had difficult moments as it tried to proclaim truth, pope says
Oct 24 2015
Pope Francis framed differences among bishops as an opportunity for learning.
Synod report urges 'accompaniment' tailored to family situations
Oct 24 2015
Members of the Synod of Bishops presented a 94-paragraph report to Pope Francis.
Pope establishes new dicastery for laity, family, life
Oct 23 2015
Pope Francis announced he is establishing a new office for laity, family and life, which combines the responsibilities of two pontifical councils.
The deeper synod question: How should church relate to the wider world
Oct 22 2015
The synod highlighted the fact that the family is at the very heart of the church.
Canonizing four saints, pope urges people to serve others with joy
Oct 19 2015
The parents of St. Therese of Lisieux were among the new saints canonized by Pope Francis Oct. 18.
Families have a mission in the church, archbishop says
Oct 16 2015
At the Synod of Bishops on the family, members agree that "the family is also meant to be an agent and instrument of mercy."
Synod calls for Bible-based presentation of God's plan for family
Oct 14 2015
Members of the Synod of Bishops called for a tone and for language that is clear and simple.
Citing new rules, India's Missionaries of Charity to end adoption work
Oct 12 2015
The Missionaries of Charity will close their adoption centers in India, citing new regulations that would allow nontraditional families to adopt children, reported ucanews.com.
Synod changes: Making less time for speeches, more time for dialogue
Oct 08 2015
Because the number of bishops in the world – and at the synods – continues to grow, the amount of time they are given for speeches to the assembly has been reduced.
Archbishop Chaput: Synod does include ‘lobbying’ in search of truth
Oct 07 2015
When a big group of people gathers to discuss something important, people start lobbying, even if that group is the world Synod of Bishops, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.
Pope says ministry to divorced, remarried is not only topic for synod
Oct 06 2015
Pope Francis urged members not to act as if the only question that mattered was the pastoral care of divorced and remarried Catholics.
Pope says synod is not parliament, but place to listen to Holy Spirit
Oct 05 2015
The world Synod of Bishops on the family is not a parliament, Pope Francis said, but it must be a place of prayer.