NCR Today: Pope Francis has "given the bishops' synod back its freedom" said a German cardinal at a three-day international theological congress in Munich.
A small c catholic: Family is not the most important or even primary mechanism God uses to bring people into God's larger family. That's a role for the church.
A Roman Observer: If you really want to know what happened inside the synod, don't obsess too much over its final report on the church and the family.
Faith and Justice: All right. Let’s get it over with. I was too pessimistic in my prediction of how the synod would end. I should have trusted the Spirit.
Pope Francis announced he is establishing a new office for laity, family and life, which combines the responsibilities of two pontifical councils.
Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias said that the final document from the ongoing Synod of Bishops on family "will not have all the answers, but it will have a direction."
Synod Interview: Rwandan Bishop Antoine Kambanda is concerned that young people who grew up as orphans following the horrific 1994 genocide now have no experience in how to build families.
Just Catholic: You get the impression that the synod participants are not talking with but rather at each other, and that everybody is angrily defending … what?
The group of German speaking prelates at the ongoing synod has presented a way that certain divorced and remarried Catholic persons might be allowed to take Communion in the church.
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.