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The daunting length of Amoris Laetitia undermines its simple and direct style (CNS)
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The Pontiff has chosen to promote debate and diversity, rather than build unity around clearly expressed doctrine. The consequences will be enormous

Cardinal Kasper famously insisted that the family synod's final text 'opened a door' for his proposal (AP)

Could the Kasper proposal, decisively rejected by the synod fathers, really be in the papal text?

It was reported that the priest celebrating the Mass knew that they were Lutheran (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

A spokesman for the Catholic Church in Finland has reiterated that the Church has not changed its teachings

'The abuse crisis was caused by abusers in the first place, but the crisis became a catastrophe because many bishops were not properly capable of oversight' (CNS)

Group of British priests hails the synod’s ‘brave refusal to accept ideological colonisation’

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, pictured in 1987 (AP)

In 1985 Cardinal Ratzinger wrote a letter that eerily addresses the questions raised at the family synod

The family synod: 'Genuine compassion concerns action, not emotion' (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The synod fathers must be careful that they are not misled by emotions

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich has done the family synod a great service (AP)

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Cardinal Pell: 'This Synod is what you might call a bit more spicy' (AP)

Letters from the Synod: October 17-18

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Archbishop Tomash Peta (Life Site News)

A Kazakhstani archbishop has said that the Church must defend Christ’s teaching on marriage

Bishops arrive for a morning session of the family synod (AP)

Letters from the Synod: October 8, 2015

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops