Synod Interview: Cardinal Maran Mar George Alencherry called on the church to take up a "new way of being" focused on standing in solidarity with peoples' suffering around the world.
Faith and Justice: With time running out, the synodal fathers appear no closer to resolving their conflicts over issues facing the family than they were a year ago.
Synod Cardinal Wilfrid Napier -- one of 13 cardinals said to have signed a letter to Pope Francis criticizing the synod -- said he no longer has concerns.
Synod Interview: "Is the church so in tradition that when newness is afoot, and it’s afoot in the street with the experience of the people, are we missing it?"
The international community must help protect the human rights, dignity of migrants regardless of their legal status, said a Vatican official at the Eighth Global Forum on Migration and Development.
Archbishop Roberto González Nieves told the Synod current practice towards the remarried does not allow a “full encounter” with Christ.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl said a challenge facing bishops is being clear about the church's moral teachings but then also meeting people where they are in life without just admonishing them.
Pope Francis has called for a church that is “synodal” at every level, everyone listening to each other, learning from each other and taking responsibility for proclaiming the Gospel.
NCR Today: Cardinal Reinhard Marx put in a strong plea to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to be allowed to receive the sacraments under certain conditions.