This is a good perspective on what we need to be looking to do in the year ahead and until the Ordinary Synod in 2015. I urge everyone to work with your local parish and diocese to see that your voice is heard as regards the issues that are on the final Synod document. I have not seen it posted in English on the Vatican website but rest assured as soon as I do see it available on the internet, I will post a link to it on this site….Reyanna
By Gerard O’Connel, November 3, 2014, Vatican Dispatch, American Magazine On-line
The Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, which closed on Oct. 19, approved a final report that, with the pope’s endorsement, will soon be sent to the 114 Catholic bishops’ conferences worldwide and to the patriarchates and major archbishops of the Eastern Catholic churches.
The sending of that text from the secretariat of the synod to the local churches marks the opening of a most important phase in the new synodal process established by Pope Francis in 2013. The report, which will be accompanied by a questionnaire, is meant to serve as a working document for the discussion that is to take place in the local churches over the next year. (To continue reading, click here.)