Justice in the Church
Synod on the Family - Information

What is happening at the Synod on the Family?
Madonnaby Rivera

New!  Who will be at the Synod?

New!  A Letter About the Potential of the Synod by Bishop Johan Bonny, Bishop of Antwerp (01 September 14)


On October 8, 2013, Pope Francis called on the bishops of the world to re-examine the Church's role in reaching out to families.  The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization was to be taken up in two parts.  Showing his concern for the current lack of pastoral responsiveness to modern families, Pope Francis called for an Extraordinary Synod on the Family (October 5 -19, 2014) as the first part of a process for examining the challenges facing the Church and Catholic families today.  The  first synod will lead to a second, "ordinary" synod that will be held October 4 - 25, 2015.  At this final synod it will be expected that the bishops will formulate appropriate pastoral guidelines.

Information about the 2014 Extraordinary Synod on the Family

Information about the 2015 Ordinary Synod on the Family

The Instrumentum Laboris

Actions, information and educational resources at ourcatholicfamily.org.