Synod of Bishops 2015
Inside the Synod
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Monday, Oct 26, 2015
In the final episode of Inside the Synod, Sebastian Gomes sits down with Cardinal Oswald Gracias and Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB. Topics discussed include: the final document, Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics, the "discernment" factor, and possible themes for the next Synod of Bishops
Friday, Oct 23, 2015
In this special edition of Inside the Synod, Sebastian Gomes speaks with longtime Vatican journalist Gerard O'Connell about his impressions of the Synod of Bishops on the Family.
Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
In this special edition of Inside the Synod, Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, speaks with Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, England and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
Today On Inside the Synod We take a look at the final reports of the Small language groups.
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Cardinal Wilfred Napier and Archbishop Mark Coleridge speak about the issues being discussed at the Synod, we hear from the representative of the Anglican Communion on his experience at the Synod, we sit down with Fr. Thomas Rosica to discuss media coverage of the Synod and lastly we talk to the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem.
Monday, Oct 19, 2015
Archbishop Mark Coleridge share his thoughts on the importance of the Synod of Bishops. The Fraternal Delegates and Auditors also shared with us their experiences at the synod, and we look at the canonization of Louis Martin and Marie Zelie Guerin - parents of St. Therese of Lisieux.
Monday, Oct 19, 2015
Davide the "Synod Baby" (Paloni family) - Amidst the discussions of the pastoral challenges, vocation and mission of the family at the 2015 Synod of Bishops, the presence of one special family hasn't gone unnoticed.
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015
Inside the Synod Oct 18, 2015
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015
Holiness begins in the Family - A reflection on Louis Martin and Marie Azélie Guérin
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015
From inside the Synod of Bishops on the Family, Sebastian Gomes sits down with Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, CM, Archbishop of Addis Abeba and head of the Ethiopian Catholic Church. Topics discussed include the complexity and diversity of African Catholicism, education and development, the challenge of migration, and the multi-faith character of Ethiopian society.
Friday, Oct 16, 2015
From inside the Synod of Bishops on the Family, Sebastian Gomes sits down with Maria Harries, the Chair of Catholic Social Services in Australia to discuss the complex challenges facing families and the voice of lay women and men at the Synod.
Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
From inside the Synod of Bishops on the family, a comprehensive update of the recent interventions on Part III of the Instrumentum Laboris.
Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
Today on Inside the Synod, the bishops met for a general congregation where the reporter for each of the small groups gave a summary of their discussions on part II of the Instrumentum Laboris. And we speak with the family of the youngest synod attendant.
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
What's a Synod of Bishops without a little drama and intrigue? Sebastian Gomes brings you the latest on 'letter-gate' from inside the Synod of Bishops on the family.
Monday, Oct 12, 2015
From inside the Synod of Bishops on the Family, we bring you news of a letter from a group of Bishops expressing concern about the Synod process and more interviews with Synod Fathers and Delegates.
Friday, Oct 9, 2015
Today at the 2015 Synod of Bishops on the Family, the summaries of the small language group discussions are presented, we speak to a number of the participants of the Synod, we go to today's press briefing and we speak with the Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in India....
Thursday, Oct 8, 2015
Today on Inside the Synod we talk to Fr. Adolfo Nicholas SJ, we take a look at the daily briefing, and we give you a sneak peek at an extended interview with Cindy Wooden, Rome Bureau Chief for Catholic News Service...
Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015
Today on Inside the Synod we talk to Fr. Adolfo Nicholas SJ, we take a look at the daily briefing, and we give you a sneak peek at an extended interview with Cindy Wooden, Rome Bureau Chief for Catholic News Service.,
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
On the second day of the 2015 Synod of Bishops on the Family, Pope Francis took the floor to clarify some key points for the synod fathers. Additionally, we talk to an South African married couple who gave their testimony inside the Synod hall, along with a few of the Synod Fathers....
Monday, Oct 5, 2015
On the first day of the General Congregations of the 2015 Synod of Bishops on the Family: the weekend liturgies, the Relator General's report, and a look at the methodological changes underway at this Synod...
Interviews
Watch interviews with the Synod Fathers and others participating in the Synod of Bishops on the Family

Opening Mass for Ordinary Synod on the Family
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the opening of the Ordinary Synod on the Family.

Commentary:
Fr. Thomas Rosica
Sebastian Gomes

Canonization Mass of Louis Martin and and Marie Zelie Guerin
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18
Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the opening of the Ordinary Synod on the Family.

Commentary:
Fr. Thomas Rosica

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The 2015 Synod of Bishops on the Family concluded on Sunday with Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.  On Saturday, the relatio finale (final document) of the Synod was approved and given to Pope Fran ...read more
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Pope Francis delivered the homily at Mass being offered on Sunday morning, the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, to mark the close of the XIV Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, who have been gathe ...read more
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