The National Catholic Review


The political infighting of the last weeks and months have put “The People’s House” and the people within it in a very bad light.

This is the 26th entry in the Bible Junkies Online Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles. This entry deals with the beginning of Saul’s conversion experience.

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The pope's approach to the Synod can best be understood through his background as a Jesuit.

Pope Francis at the Synod of on the family on Oct. 9. (CNS/Paul Haring)

That world is no larger than the people and concerns you care about. Everything else is only the wallpaper of your world.

Several groups said the presentation of the family in the first part of the synod's working document is too negative, too bleak, because it “mainly highlights problems.”

This morning Pope Francis urgently appealed to the International Community “to broaden its horizons beyond the immediate interests and use the instruments of international law and diplomacy to resolve the ongoing conflicts.”

A Notre Dame fan describes uneasiness that comes with supporting collegiate football today

The 318 participants attending the synod of bishops on the family have raised or discussed a wide range of topics during the first four days of this gathering.  High among them are the terrible, destructive impact that war, armed conflict, poverty, unemployment, persecution, violence against women and children have on families across the globe.

The synod of bishops on the family is now gathering steam.

A reflection from Michael St. Thomas on technology, study and prayer