Catholic bishops push for open discussion on divorce, gays at Vatican synod

October 6, 2015 7:29 PM

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The Vatican’s high-level meeting on the family continued Tuesday, with bishops emphasizing the need for open discussion on divorced and remarried Catholics.

The 62 bishops who have so far spoken at the gathering, called a synod, appeared to push back strongly against remarks Monday by Hungary’s Cardinal Peter Erdo, who defended the church’s exclusion of divorced and remarried couples from receiving Communion unless they’ve been granted an annulment and ...

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