Synod day 7 presser.

At today's Vatican press conference: Archbishop Diarmiud Martin said, among other things, that the church must find a way to explain to young people what the commitment to marriage is about, that several laypeople have asked for a reevaluation of natural family planning for economic issues, and that "there can be a development of doctrine." That a bishop would say such a thing shouldn't be terribly significant. But it is. More after the jump.

 

Grant Gallicho joined Commonweal as an intern and was an associate editor for the magazine until 2015. 

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