Aside from the conclusions of the Synod on young people, and how they will be received, the future of the Church now revolves around one question: will the Synod of Bishops’ new methodology represent an evolution regarding the way the Catholic Church develops issues of doctrine?
The issue was widely debated during the [...]
The coming week of the Synod of Bishops will be totally dedicated to the drafting of the final document and the Pope’s message to the youth. It may be that Pope Francis is now facing more divisions than ever.
It seems paradoxical, as the discussion at the Synod of bishops on youth seems [...]
The working document of the Synod on young people mentions the word Eucharist only twice, and sacraments are mentioned just eight. The low quantity is striking, considering that the document is more than 100 pages long, being probably the longest working document in the history of the Synods.
This underestimating of the Eucharist [...]
The importance of the third Synod of Pope Francis’ pontificate seems not to be in the topic of discussion, but rather in the fact it takes place when Pope Francis himself confirms that the Church is under attack and is asking all the faithful to pray the Rosary every day in the month [...]
The still confidential agreement between the Holy See and China on the appointment of bishops generated, as expected, mixed reactions inside and outside the Church. On the one hand, there are those who underscore that Pope Francis sold out the Church, and in particular the underground Church that for years remained faithful [...]