The first phase of the Synod on the Family process is now complete, and it has been the subject of enormous world-wide attention and analysis. It has been just days since the end of this gathering, and while there is much dust still to settle, here are some of my initial reflections.
Discussion, debate, and dialogue will surely continue. We have 11 ½ months until the second (final?) phase of the Synod commences in Rome. During that time, we will continue to witness to the grace of our lives and relationships, and to work for full inclusion and welcome in our Church.