The 2015 Synod.

The 2015 Synod. : The Crucial Questions: Divorce and Homosexuality

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The October 2014 session of the Synod of Bishops looked at the modernfamily through a pastoral lens, focusing in particular on situations wherethere seemed to be a conflict between church doctrine and pastoral need.Two subjects rose to prominence: the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual ortransgender persons and the situations of Catholics whose marriage hasfailed and who have later remarried.In this contribution to the Synod scheduled for October 2015, BishopGeoffrey Robinson contends that "if the second session of the Synod is tofind answers, it must first look seriously at the church teachings involvedto see whether they might allow some 'room to move' in finding pastoralsolutions." That is what he offers here.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 155 x 230 x 4.83mm | 138g
  • Hindmarsh, SA, Australia
  • English
  • 1921511109
  • 9781921511103
  • 840,474

About Bishop Geoffrey Robinson

Bishop Geoffrey Robinson is retired auxiliary bishop of Sydney. He was a student in Rome from 1955-65. Ordained in Rome in 1960, he was in Rome throughout Vatican II. His doctoral work was in Canon Law, though he has always maintained a scholarly interest in the study of Scripture. He taught Canon Law in Sydney, served as Chief Justice of the Archdiocesan Marriage Tribunal, secretary and then president of the Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand and Chairman of the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Board and the Catholic Education Commission of his home State, New South Wales. He has worked extensively in the areas of ecumenism and professional standards in ministry.
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