The Synod on the Family – what can we expect?

This article is a long read, but very worthwhile.  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was present at the Synod from last October and articulates well his observations and where he thinks the Synod this coming October will go. This is one of the best explanation of the entire Synod process that Papa Francesco has set into place…….Reyanna

By Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, March 5, 2015, Vatican Insider on’line

“I was surprised to find myself one of a small group of veterans at the last year’s Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family.  I was in fact one the very few participants who had been present also at the earlier Synod of Bishops on the Family which took place in 1980.

I can add that I also had attended many Synods in the intervening period, albeit in a variety of capacities.  This has given me some insights into how Synods work; where they have worked well and where they have run into difficulties.   For me, attending last year’s Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod was an occasion for comparisons and for reflection of what had happened in the past thirty five years. (To continue reading, click here.)

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