A Synod of Solutions? | America Magazine

Some 250 bishops from all over the world will gather in synod in the Vatican from Oct. 4 to 25 for what many consider to be the most important assembly of this kind since the Second Vatican Council. They gather exactly 50 years after that council to focus on the family and, in the words of Pope Francis at the end of the 2014 synod, “to find concrete solutions to so many difficulties and innumerable challenges that families must confront; to give answers to the many discouragements that surround and suffocate families.”This synod has raised great expectations on the one side and many fears on the other such as we have not seen since Vatican II. Cardinals, bishops and lay commentators have expressed their hopes or fears in books, articles and interviews over the past two years, and this has revealed both the recognition of the importance of the synod and the existence of a divide among them—also evident in the 2014 synod—that can be presented as two camps.

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