Synod of Bishops

The Vatican has released the instrumentum laboris for October’s synod

Cardinal Burke says that ‘through sound family life, our society will be transformed’

Organisers say initiative ‘is not a survey or poll of Catholic opinion’

Francis refused to accept the cardinal-designate’s letter of resignation in October

Cardinal Nichols says family synod called faithful ‘to walk alongside people in difficult situations’

But why is Cardinal Burke himself, the hero of the synod, being eased out? And what are these disquieting rumours about Cardinal Müller?

Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will be shorter than a usual synod, says cardinal

Officials present working document for crucial synod of bishop in October

Pope confirms Vatican is probing claims about Cardinal Bertone’s handling of funds

Cardinal Kasper tells Vatican Radio he supports ‘a realistic application of doctrine to the current situation’