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.
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.
Faith and Justice: There are five reasons the synod was doomed to fail before it started. Perhaps Pope Francis can save it, but the odds are against him.
Synod Interview, Part 2: "Once you're into that maelstrom of discernment you really have to make an act of faith that there is something greater than Solomon."
NCR Today: More on the synod; Francis apologizes for 'scandals'; NJ archbishop bars certain Catholics from Communion; Vatican opens homeless shelter; Catholic school board discusses transgender rights
The rally on the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March addressed a range of grievances connected to justice, including calls to stop deportation and reduce mass incarceration.
A Roman Observer: It is disappointing and disturbing how many people do not even have a correct understanding of the nature of the synod.