Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Forte’

New book questions whether family synod rigged

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Some controversial statements in an interim report at last year’s extraordinary family synod did not reflect synod fathers’ discussions, a new book claims. Vatican reporter Edward Pentin has written “The Rigging of a Vatican Synod? An Investigation of Alleged Manipulation at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family”. The Relatio post disceptationem, or interim report, released Read more

Mercy Vs Cheap Grace battle forecast for synod

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

There will be tension at October’s synod on the family between an emphasis on mercy and a notion of cheap grace, a new US bishop says. Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego told the National Catholic Reporter that the “theology of mercy is saying is that the essential attribute of God in relation to us Read more

Mercy emphasis in synod working document

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The working document for October’s synod on the family has affirmed the need for the Church to speak its message of mercy more clearly. The Instrumentum Laboris was released by the Vatican on June 23. It includes portions of the final document from the 2014 synod and is also informed by responses from bishops’ conferences and others Read more