The synod

  • Synod on the Family

    What is the Synod on the Family being held in October at the Vatican?

  • News

    Read all the news about the Synod on the Family here.

  • Instrumentum Laboris

    Document that will be reviewed by the bishops during the 2014 Synod on the Family.

  • Participants

    Learn more about the 253 participants of the Synod.

  • Gallery

    See our favorite images from the Synod here.

  • Preparatory Document

    See what issues and questions will be discussed at the 2014 Synod on the Family.

  • Pope Paul VI

    Pope Paul VI will be beatified after the Synod. Learn about his life, virtues and miracles.


Bishop Joseph Cistone of Saginaw dies after battle with lung cancer
Bishop Joseph Cistone of Saginaw dies after battle with lung cancer
The Catholic Church has seven new saints!
Thousands of Catholic students gather for Mass and winter coat drive in Minnesota
Pope Francis accepts resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl
Pope Francis: Prayer is work
Oakland diocese to release names of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse
Pope Francis: Abortion is like hiring a hitman
Canadian man arrested after roundhouse kicking female pro-life demonstrator
Kim Jong Un invites Pope Francis to meet in Pyongyang
Pope Francis to youth at synod: Talk to your grandparents
Young people meet with Pope Francis, Synod Fathers
Pope Francis: Lasting marriage needs self-gift and Christ's grace
Pope Francis donates to recovery efforts in Indonesia
A historic first: Bishops from mainland China participate in synod
Catholic Relief Services helps victims of Indonesia earthquake and tsunami
Pope Francis: Pray the rosary daily for Church's protection from Satan
Pope Francis: guardian angels know path to God
Monegasque princess removed from British line of succession for becoming Catholic
40 Days for Life campaign begins in over 400 cities
Millennials staying married at a higher rate