The Pilgrim's Journey

Cardinal Dolan Among Concerned Bishops Who Wrote Pope about Synod

Richard SontagLast Updated: October 15th, 2015Church News

(CNA, by Ann Schneible)  New York’s archbishop is listed among the signatories in a letter last week to Pope Francis over whether this year’s Synod on the Family lacked the “openness and genuine collegiality” needed to accomplish its purpose, it was revealed Monday. In the letter dated Oct. 5, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and the other prelates … Read More

USCCB President, Archbishop Kurtz, provides helpful analogy regarding Synod on the Family

R RLast Updated: November 10th, 2014Church News

(By Patricia Zapor, Catholic News Service) — Acknowledging that families come with complications, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops reminded his fellow bishops Nov. 10 that their role is to accompany their family of the church through their fears and concerns. “Evangelizing means witnessing to our hope in Jesus,” said Archbishop Joseph E. … Read More

Did Pope Francis get what he wanted from the synod?

R RLast Updated: November 3rd, 2014Church News, Pope Francis

(Catholic News Service, by Francis X. Rocca)  Since the end of the Oct. 5-19 Synod of Bishops on the family, news outlets have portrayed the outcome as a “setback” or “loss” for Pope Francis — even a “rebuke” to him. Journalists have pointed to the absence, in the synod’s final report, of an earlier version’s … Read More