Problematic Synod on the Family: a list of texts

The 2014 Synod on the Family has been a cause of serious concern amongst Catholics due to statements made by some prelates that undermine the Church's doctrinal and moral teachings on marriage and the family.

This grave situation has continued to persist throughout the preparations for the 2015 Synod on the Family, which will be held from October 4-25.

Below is a compilation of texts offered on our website related to the 2014 and 2015 Synods on the Family.


Reactions to 2015 Synod

Contrasting synodal reactions

The aftermath of the Synod

Final Report is a "bad document": De Mattei

The Synod's backdoor to a Neo-Mosaic practice

Bishop Fellay's Declaration

A few brave interventions

The Synod of Compromise

Burke criticizes final report

Bad news from Rome


What is a Synod?

How much authority does a synod have?

Is the Synod doctrinal or pastoral?

Indissolubility revisited: video on Family Synod

2015 Synod

What will be the Synod's upshot?

Doctor tells pope: evil is from sin, not poverty

Is there a sense of sin at the Synod?

Appeals ask Synod to reaffirm Church doctrine

Who benefits most from new synodal procedures?

A petition to Pope Francis: uphold marriage!


Negative effects of 2014 Synod

Has Catholic divorce arrived?

The Synod and “shameful affections”

The contagious infection of Kasperitis

Vatican blesses homosexual children's books

Tensions persist for future Synod on Family

Synod's troubles continue

Procedural issues at 2014 Synod

Unbelievable account on the Family Synod

New book tackles chaos of Family Synod

Speamann: it is irritating how Pope Francis prepares the Synod

Synod chief: "Pope preapproved interim report"

Is money at the root of the Synod?

The true story of this Synod

No open house at Synod on the Family

Preparations for 2015 Synod

Appeals ask Synod to reaffirm Church doctrine

Contrasting views amongst American Synod delegates

Secret preparations for upcoming Synod on Family

Contrary to God: Instrumentum Laboris

Has Pope Francis changed his mind?

Backdrop to 2014 Synod

Survey confirms Catholics' rejection of morals

The Vatican’s survey on family matters

Is the Faith surveyable?

Who's clearly affirming Church's teaching?

What the UN really wants from Catholic Church

What does this mean for the Church?

Is "galloping kasperitis" contagious?

Imminent break in the Church?

Pope Francis on defending the bond of marriage

Vatican II's ecumenism is the foundation

Cardinal Kasper’s new morality

"We blame the Council" for Synod's problems

Moral ecumenism: bitter fruit of Vatican II

Vatican II: a much needed discussion

Fellay: doctrinal questions must be clarified

Reactions to scandalous statements

2 new books on the family by cardinals

Another cardinal speaks out against Kasper

Glorifying homosexuality sign of society’s end

Cardinal Kasper backtracks during interview

Synod "black mark" for Holy See: Bishop Schneider

Marx's claim is "ridiculous" says Burke

"Cardinal Marx is contradicting Church dogma"

Family Synod infringes on Vatican I: de Mattei

Aggiornamento of Cardinal Marx

"I will resist": Burke affirms

New book affirms: divine law cannot change

Do not bless a divorce!

DICI editor examines Kasper's ecumenism

Kasper responds to criticism: "the pope approved"

Fellay: "we cannot wait, without speaking up"

New approach to the divorced and "remarried"

Kasper's new pastoral approach to marriage

Kasper's confusion


Mixed in with the above concerns is the beatification of Pope Paul VI that occurred during the 2014 Synod's conclusion on October 19th: