No Communion for the divorced and remarried, as women take back-row seats at Family Synod

Drafting committee cardinal: Synod will not provide Communion path for remarried

One of the prelates responsible for drafting the final document from the ongoing Synod of Bishops has said he does not anticipate that it will propose changes in the Catholic church’s practices towards the divorced and remarried. Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias — one of ten prelates who co-drafted the document after three-weeks of intense deliberations among some 270 bishops at the Oct. 4-25 Synod — said in particular that one specific proposal that might have allowed the remarried to take Communion would likely not be mentioned.” By Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter

Women fear their voices will be sidelined in synod’s final report

The rows of seats in the synod hall, where Catholic bishops are meeting to discuss family issues, are filled with bishops and cardinals — all male. To find any women, look to the back of the room. The women’s distance from the heart of the synod hall reflects fears raised by women’s groups that their participation is a mere token on the Vatican’s part.” By Rosie Scammell, Religion News Service, on

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  1. #1 by glorybe1929 on March 15, 2016 - 9:12 PM

    why no answers to my questions above?


  2. #2 by glorybe1929 on November 3, 2015 - 1:06 PM

    what do you think of two divorced people living to gether, going to the same. church, singing in the choir and reciving. communion ? Is this. acceptable in the Catholic church?


  3. #3 by magy stelling on October 23, 2015 - 2:44 PM

    The Synod is not over until Pope Francis .writes his conclusion!!!


    • #4 by glorybe1929 on November 3, 2015 - 1:14 PM

      Can a non catholic have a funeral mass said in the RCC and be intombed in a vault in a Catholic cemetary??? This happened and the famiy was delighted….Priest said why not? Why all the fuss about the synod?


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