Synod In The Modern Church: History and Hope

Pope Francis with bishops

When Pope Francis brings together key religious leaders from around the world for the October 2014 Extraordinary Synod on the Family, it will be only the third time in modern Church history that such an event has been held.The two earlier Extraordinary Synods--in 1969 and 1985--afforded an opportunity for reflection and regeneration.  For example, the Synod Fathers in 1985 saw a need for a tool to explain the tenets of the Faith with accuracy and consistency.  What emerged was a plan for a n … [Read more...]


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