It's Time to Bless Lesbian & Gay Couples, Suggests German Bishop

A German bishop who will attend the Synod on marriage and family this fall has... Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Pope Francis: Pray for a Synod Miracle

The National Catholic Reporter noted that during his second speech on his visit to Ecuador,... Read More

European Bishops Strategize for Positive LGBT Outcome at October's Synod

Three of Europe's top prelates gathered with colleagues in Rome earlier this week, reflecting on how they could implement more pastoral responses at the upcoming Synod of Bishops. Read More

Nigerian Bishop Compares Gay People to 'Drug Addicts, Robbers, and Terrorists'

The 2014 Extraordinary Synod left many LGBT advocates unimpressed, but by simply naming the realities of family life today it has made many in the church's hierarchy fearful. Bishops are using the interlude until next October's Synod to promote their agendas, yet, in so doing, they ignore the very realities outed last fall that must be addressed and instead do tremendous harm. Read More

SYNOD 2015: Differing Expectations from High-Ranking Dominican Prelates

As preparations begin for the 2015 Synod on the Family, two high-ranking church leaders are offering their thoughts for what might happen next October. Read More

SYNOD 2015: Preparations Begin with Key Questions About Collecting Data and the Goal of Church Ministry

Today, Bondings 2.0 ruminates on the key question of just why and what for the church exists and how it can respond to families today. Read More

ALL ARE WELCOME: Parish Discussions Keep Synod on Family's Efforts Going

Two parish events in recent months reveal the ways in which Catholics are expanding LGBT welcome and keeping conversations about family going in the Catholic Church. Read More

Was Synod 2014 a "Turning Point" or "Clash of Factions"? What Will Synod 2015 Be?

The upcoming synod on marriage and family to take place at the Vatican in 2015... Read More

Pope Speaks of Parents of LGBTs, As Video Series Examines Family Experiences

It is refreshing to hear Pope Francis listening to parents, including the Pirolas but also those he met while offering pastoral care in Argentina. What will be even more meaningful... Read More

NEWS NOTES: Final List of Links on the Synod

Over the past few weeks, we have been supplying you with links to news articles... Read More