Most Powerful Synod quotations

Spiritual leaders are not made by man, nor any combination of men.

Neither conferences, nor synods, nor councils can make them, but only God.

The Synod of Bishops has existed for forty years.

In that long span of time it has been for all of us a good school for introducing us to the universal dimension of the Church.

With the Synod Assembly, therefore, I heartily recommend to the Church's pastors and to the People of God the practice of Eucharistic Adoration, both individually and in community

The key phrase used by the synod, which I'll take up again, is 'integrate' in the life of the Church the wounded families, remarried families, etc. But of this one mustn't forget the children in the middle. They are the first victims, both in the wounds, and in the conditions of poverty, of work.

At synods, I usually wait about a week before I speak.

First I listen. I feel the temperature. I listen to what has been said, what has not been said, and what I think needs to be said at that point.

In the Apostolic Exhortation 'Amoris Laetitia,' Pope Francis speaks only in one point about homosexual tendencies. As did the last synod, the Holy Father speaks about the question of how to handle the situation when, in the family, a member of the family discovers him or herself having a homosexual tendency.

Pope Benedict is an amazingly visionary person.

What he has done is establish an evolutionary process that will help undo the Reformation. The Anglican Church has been hijacked by modernism, with synods trying to amend the faith and this process will allow traditional Anglicans to be themselves.

It is fascinating to see how much Pope Francis relies on the work of the bishops in the Synods.