We all better be praying hard because the signs of confusion and division about the upcoming synod are worrisome. Here's what Robert Royal wrote recently and he's pretty sensible. Yes, it does seem we are "on the way to a troubled synod." Having lived through the chaos of Vatican II and its aftermath, the thought of going back there gives me nightmares. Royal describes "important cardinals openly attacking one another, something not seen since Vatican II." That statement alone should send Catholics to their knees because it echoes the warning Our Lady gave the world at Akita. "The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops." That is coming true in spades!
Please pray! The synod begins on October 8th, the day after the Feast of the Holy Rosary commemorating the defeat of the Muslims at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. It seems the new threats come, not from outside the Church, but from within.
You can read more about the Synod at the USCCB website.