A KEY MOMENT IN CHURCH HISTORY: YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED
by Annemarie Paulin-Campbell
While our media headlines here have been full of the Oscar Pistorius sentencing and the Dewani trial, the Synod on the Family has been creating headlines worldwide.
This Synod grabbed the attention of the world for several reasons. It dealt with matters which impact all of us in one way or another; it gave us a window into the way the church operates and into the different worldviews which exist within the magisterium of the church; it allowed ordinary Catholics (and indeed the world) to see that the Bishops have different views and that we have embarked on a journey to try and collectively discover and respond to God's leading in the context of our faith and the society in which each one of us has to live it.