Monday, October 20, 2014

BW Professor Provides Insight into Synod on the Family

Dr. Alan Kolp, chair of BW's religion department, lent his insight to a Channel 5 News story on proposed new approaches to families in the Catholic Church. In advance of  the 2014 Synod on the Family, Roman Catholic Bishops issued an 11-page document calling for tolerance and understanding for gay and unmarried couples.

Kolp told Channel 5 that the language (which ultimately did not make it into the final report) does not change the core values of the church, but can lead to a change in the way church doctrine is implemented.

 "How do we apply that in a way that is understanding of people's real lives, a way that has sensitivity to it?," Kolp says. " That's why you have words such as listening, discerning."

For the full story, check out "Roman Catholic leaders call for tolerance and understanding" at