Another topic for the October Synod: polygamy Admin Friday, September 12, 2014 Polygamy is likely to surface at the Oct. 5-19 Synod of Bishops on the family, and could be a factor in the politics of debate over whether the ban on divorced and remarried Catholics receiving communion ought to be revised. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.