“It seems that religious disputes as are happening today are nothing new. At times there are serious disagreements between different Christians resulting in break-aways or conflict. There can also be conflict and dissent within one church including the Catholic church as we have seen recently. At the 2014 and 2015 Synods on the Family Pope Francis and some of the bishops inclined towards a more pastoral approach and he was criticised by others who were committed to a more strict doctrinal approach.” “That can lead to confusion amongst the people, but also challenge them to discernment for themselves.
Gallio the Roman governor told the Jews, “If it were a matter of wrongdoing or vicious crime, I should reason to bear with you, but since it is a matter of questions about words and names and your own law, see to it yourselves. Acts 18:9-18
Pope Francis: Faithful to Christ’s teaching we look to the reality of the family today in all its complexity with both its lights and shadows. Anthropological and cultural changes in our times influence all aspects of life and call for an analytic and diversified approach. AL 32