When Pope Francis ushered in the Synod on the Family with his opening address he pointedly observed that he wanted the Synod Fathers to speak with candour, without fear and without self-censoring. The past two turbulent weeks of the Extraordinary Synod of Catholic Bishops in Rome is over. But the ripples will be with us for some time to come.
Higgins, Michael W. "Synod Revealed the Muscle, Muck and Mire of a Living Church." Globe and Mail 20 Oct. 2014.