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Maltese bishops: Divorced-and-remarried ‘at peace with God’ may receive Communion

As debate over Amoris laetitia continues to gain steam, the Maltese bishops have come out with a new set of pastoral guidelines allowing divorced-and-remarried persons in certain cases, after “honest discernment”, to receive Communion. The introduction to the guidelines opens by saying that “like the star which led the Magi toward their encounter with Jesus,”






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Ten stories to watch in 2017

A guide to the stories that will be making headlines in 2017 Last year proved beyond all doubt that journalists are terrible at predicting the future. Few commentators foresaw Brexit, the emergence of François Fillon in France or Donald Trump’s presidency. With that in mind, we offer this guide to 10 topics that are likely






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Could this save Catholic marriage prep?

With high divorce rates among Catholic couples – and marriage rates plummeting among millennials – Church leaders are scrambling to address the problem. But long before Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on “The Joy of Love” was written, one marriage prep ministry was already putting the Holy Father’s message into practice. The U.S.-based Witness to Love marriage






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Church teaching on Communion cannot be changed, says Cardinal Burke

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The cardinal said that the Church’s constant teaching and practice admit no exceptions Cardinal Raymond Burke has given a new interview, in which he says that the Church’s teaching against Communion for the remarried cannot change. In an interview with Raymond Arroyo of Eternal World Television Network, Cardinal Burke was asked to comment on John Paul’s document Familiaris






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How 13 cardinals changed the course of history

The letter that proved to be the turning point showed the Holy Spirit was at work in a most unexpected way This time last year the second installment of the synod on the family was unfolding in Rome, the conclusion of which was as yet unknown. Now that we are in the implementation phase of






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How to fix our broken sexual culture, according to Archbishop Chaput

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Infidelity, divorce, sexual violence, pornography, hook-up culture – all things that have both increased en masse in society over the last few decades, and have seared pain into the lives of individual men and women. So how do we even begin to address the problem? By people – especially the youth – choosing to live






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