Yesterday, the Synod of Bishops released its working document on the pastoral challenges of families in today’s world. This Instrumentum Laboris is the next step in Pope Francis’ call for this synod to grapple with the realities of family life in today’s world, and how to evangelize more effectively in the context of family realities.
It is a lengthy document (46 pages) but I would encourage all my readers to take the time to print this off and read it. I did so yesterday, and at first glance, it appears the bishops received a wide spread of opinions from bishops and episcopal conferences around the world. It will be interesting to see how they handle it all.
Here is the link. Happy reading! http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/synod/documents/rc_synod_doc_20140626_instrumentum-laboris-familia_en.html