While Pope Francis called on the Synod of Bishops to be open to the Spirit in its discussions, one cardinal seemed to say there could be no surprises on one issue.
NCR Today: Despite Pope Francis’ desire not to obsess over sexual issues, for many people in the church and the media that is what the family synod is all about.
Pope Francis opened the 2015 Synod with a call to remember that “the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”
The Synod of Bishops opens in Rome Oct. 4 -- bringing together cardinals and bishops, lay and religious advisers, and consultors to discuss pressing issues around family life.
NCR Today: Looking for articles and commentaries on this year's Synod of Bishops on the family, or interested in NCR's previous coverage? Here are some helpful links.
The Vatican says it has a new methodology for the synod, focusing on more dialogue and discussion between bishops.
Vatican: Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis "should not be considered a form of support of her position." The pope also met a gay couple in DC.
You can't blame Pope Francis for having a "shadow" side. Carl Jung, the depth psychologist most embraced by Christians, said we all have this other dimension that corresponds on an unconscious level to our everyday awareness.
Analysis: The papal mis-messaging of Pope Francis' U.S. visit with Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, raises some key questions.