Synod on the Family
October 5-19, 2014
Please join us in prayer for the guidance of the Holy Spirit for all who have gathered in Rome, and for all families and their concerns, especially families in war torn countries.
Pope Francis has summoned bishops from all over the world to Rome to discuss issues concerning families – including issues like artificial contraception and gay civil unions.
The synod opened on Sunday and is seen as a test of Francis’ vision of a more merciful Church. Not since the landmark Second Vatican Council half a century ago has a church meeting raised so much hope among progressive Catholics – and so much apprehension among conservatives.
As with every big Vatican meeting, Catholic groups from all over the world have descended on Rome in the hopes of contributing to the discussion.