Synod Notebook: On Day One, a debate about process and taking things off the table / Cruxnow.com

As the 2015 Synod of Bishops gets underway, two things seem clear. One is that many prelates seem determined to stay positive as much as possible, playing down their differences and trying to shift the discussion away from controversial matters toward areas of potential common ground.

“The other is that real tensions over issues, as well as the synod process, may make that goal awfully hard to achieve.”

By John L. Allen, Jr., Cruxnow.com — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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