Appeared in 1986, Vol. 12, No. 1

“Do not think that I have come to send peace upon the earth: I have come to bring a sword, not peace.” (Mt. 10:34)

The National Catholic News Service reported that in a survey of Catholic editors across the country the number one story of 1985 was the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops and the yearlong debate it provoked over the state of the Catholic Church 20 years after the close of the Second Vatican Council.

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