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Synod and Family - 9 - MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - October 18, 2014 ... those who have watched the synod process since it was first initiated under Pope Paul VI, the current meeting has some unique aspects that come from Pope Francis. Speak boldly . The most obvious change in the procedures is the pope's encouragement to the synod participants to speak their minds. "Speak clearly," he exhorted them on the first day of the synod. "Let no one say, 'This can't be said, they will think this or that about me.' Everything we feel must be said, with ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/10/synod-and-family-9.html
The Synod on the Family 1 MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - October 5, 2014 The Synod is taking place after an unprecedented test of Catholic opinion throughout the Church. (BBC) Thousands of the Catholic Faithful praying for the Synod 'A new balance' my source: BBC News One issue likely to be the focus of intense debate at the synod is the admission of divorced people to Communion. At present this is not permitted, although the pontiff has hinted that some relaxation in the rules regarding the annulment of marriages, a costly and ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-synod-on-family-1.html
A Use and Throw God? SIGN OF CONTRADICTION - August 13, 2014 ... days. After joining school, one of the first achievements that we look forward to is the day when we can stop using our pencils and start using pens. It's a proud moment, but it came along with the clumsiness of using an ink pen. Thankfully, soon we moved on to the ballpoint pen and then later to the use-and-throw pens. A no frills, no tension, no maintenance, no pain pen available at dirt cheap price – what else could we have asked for!! We all know what happened next. ...http://sign-of-contradiction.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-use-and-throw-god.html