Pan-Amazon Synod Was a Done Deal 5 Years Ago

Cardinal Hummes

At a certain point, a pattern becomes clear — only those who wish to close their eyes do not see it. Married priests — and perhaps women deacons — are on the way. The Synod of Bishops on the Pan-Amazon Region comes to a conclusion, with the participants voting on the final report on Saturday.

Bishop Grech, Backer of Relaxed Communion Rules, Picked for Key Synod Position

The bishop was the principal author of Malta’s guidelines endorsing reception of Communion by divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, and also has been accused of strong-arm actions against critics. VATICAN CITY — In a significant appointment in light of Pope Francis’ emphasis on synodality, Bishop Mario Grech of Gozo, Malta, was named today as the