Faith and Justice: The pope has caught the imagination of the world. But most of the bishops' meeting was devoted to mind-numbing housekeeping actions and reports.
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Faith and Justice: The political atmosphere in Washington has been very toxic of late, probably more toxic than at any time since World War II.
Faith and Justice: During the synod, the bishops struggled to find a way that the church could be a loving mother while still being a clear teacher
Faith and Justice: Now that the synod process has moved to the local level, will the bishops emulate Francis and encourage open discussion in their dioceses?
Faith and Justice: The synod process has been in place since Pope Paul VI's papacy, but the synod on the family has some aspects that are uniquely Pope Francis.
Faith and Justice: Divorce is a sad reality with multiple and varied causes. Blaming the victims is no solution. No one gets married just so they can get a divorce.
Faith and Justice: I wish this was the last column I had to write about the Affordable Care Act and abortion, but I doubt it will be.
Faith and Justice: We still believe that we can ride into town, kill the bad guys, and ride off into the sunset. Such arrogance is breathtaking after so many failures.
Faith and Justice: The first synod I covered as a journalist was the 1980 Synod of Bishops on the family, which proved to be a month of fun and frustration.
Faith and Justice: With a vacancy at the head of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, Pope Francis has an opportunity to restart liturgical renewal.