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Warsaw, Poland -- On the Synod

From May 7 to 10, at the Dworek Conference Center near Warsaw, a course for young mothers was held on topics that will be discussed in the upcoming Synod of Bishops in October 2015. Topics covered included how to help marriages in crisis, keys for passing on the faith effectively in the family, helping the divorced and civilly remarried to keep in contact with the Church, the bad consequences of gender ideology, the moral implications of contraceptive and abortive drugs, etc.

Reference was made throughout to documents of the Magisterium of the Church related to these questions and statements by Pope Francis. The audience took an active role in the panels and the presentation of topics. Positive experiences on various aspects of family life were shared and a list of conclusions was drawn up.

Romana, No. 60, January-June 2015, pag. 123.