Many news reports suggest that the Synod on the Family is marked by three varying purposes: first, many bishops desire to emphasize the beauty of marriage and to assist families in their needs. Second, some bishops want the Church’s doctrine to admit divorced and civilly re-married couples to the Eucharist. And third, a few bishops support the idea that the Church should recognize the times and accept gay unions as “marriage”.
Tensions are high among those following the Synod because of the dangerous fallout possible to doctrine and faith. Into this moment of trial for the world comes an example of Our Lady’s power to intercede on behalf of her children. It is the familiar story about Judith.