More heterodox members of the synod have granted a plethora of interviews in which they have repeated their calls for pro-LGBT actions on the part of the Church and the implementation of female deacons.
Cardinals Robert McElroy and Blase Cupich, both of whom were personal appointees to the synod by Pope Francis, once again pressed on the 'urgent' need to explore the role of women in Church governance and leadership.
‘It is time, perhaps past time, long past time, for the faithful to encourage, I might say demand, that their bishops fulfill the responsibility of their office,’ Fr. James Altman said in a promotional video for the Lepanto Institute’s bishop trust survey.
The USCCB had declared in a March directive that transgender procedures 'do not respect the fundamental order of the human person as an intrinsic unity of body and soul, with a body that is sexually differentiated.'