ROME — The synod on the family is an opportunity to assure married couples they can succeed at marriage despite the many challenges facing them, according to Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky.
“I think the primary challenge is this need to restore confidence that, somehow, this couple, this family can have a fruitful and a successful marriage,” the archbishop said. Married couples need the confidence that “they are not just a statistic, they are not at the mercy of statistics.”
The synod is also an occasion to reinvigorate lay Catholic action, said the archbishop, who is a synod father.
“Let’s participate: The spotlight is on the family. Let’s all of us find ways to reach out,...READ MORE