June 14, 2014

Positivity: Synod on family is opportunity for teaching faith, archbishop says

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From New Orleans:

Jun 13, 2014 / 03:12 pm

A consultation regarding the upcoming synod on the family highlights the need for a better teaching of the faith, the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference said.

“Unsurprisingly, we still have much ground to cover in sharing the good news of marriage and the family with our Catholic faithful,” Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville said June 11.

“We know there is a need for greater, effective teaching on key tenets of the faith, such as the indissolubility of marriage, the importance of sexual difference for marriage, the natural law, and the married couple’s call to be open to life.”

The archbishop addressed his fellow bishops as they gathered in New Orleans for their Spring General Assembly.

He presented a report on the upcoming Oct. 5-19 extraordinary synod of bishops – a meeting of bishops from around the world – which will address “pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization.”

He noted that “as with past synods,” the bishops had been asked to consult with the faithful about the topic. The U.S. bishops “responded generously” to this request, he observed, while the faithful “were happy to assist the bishops by offering their feedback, and many bishops noted the enthusiasm of the laity and their gratitude at being asked for their thoughts on the subject of the family.” …

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