Features

Awaiting the Spirit as the Fathers divide Premium

15 October 2015 | by Christopher Lamb

 
Vatican II was said to throw back the shutters and make the Church more open to the world. But in week two of the synod, the sounds from the windows are of not only deep discussion but also profound disagreement. Can consensus yet emerge? Family life can be a messy business. There are disagreements and arguments. Then, when children are involved, things get a little chaotic. At the same time, though, there is a glue that holds families together and so often bonds are forged in difficult moments. The same might be said of this synod which, at the end of its second week of discussions, has exposed the divisions – and some might say the mess – in the Church. On the one hand, there are cardinals and bishops who believe allowing Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics is im




Register for free articles a month or subscribe now from £53* for 6 months unlimited access to article content.
Subscribe now and enjoy access to all parts of the tablet website, Including its 175 year archive...
Subscribe


Article List


TABLET WORLD…
Latest Issue

Digital/PDF Version

PDF version (iPad-friendly)

Previous Issues
Latest Tweet
Share Us
Tablet Subscription

Manage my subcription here

Manage
Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter

Sign Up
Top