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Archbishop Paglia confirms March publication of Pope’s synodal apostolic exhortation

President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia has confirmed that Pope Francis’ much anticipated synodal catechesis devoted to family life following last year’s synod will be published by the end of  March. During an interview with the Portuguese Catholic agency Ecclesia, Archbishop Paglia said that the Pope will probably release the

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Francis’ family synod: No changes, but everything has changed

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It’s now quite certain that Pope Francis’ big summit on family issues won’t endorse any changes to Church doctrine on the Church’s teaching about homosexuality or whether civilly remarried Catholics can receive Communion. And yet, it seems, everything has changed. From the crucial role African bishops have played in the debate, to calls to remove

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Synod dispute over Communion issue rachets up

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  The dispute between conservative Cardinal George Pell of Australia and the more liberal German bishops broke out into the open Wednesday, with the Germans saying they felt “dismay and sadness” that Pell had fostered division in the synod with his recent public remarks. The German bishops favor a proposal put forth by German Cardinal

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Moving too fast on divorce question could lead to fracture, Kurtz says

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The two most senior officials of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops are Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, the body’s president, and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Texas, the vice president. Both are elected delegates to the Oct. 4-25 Synod of Bishops on the family, and today Crux presents interviews with both men

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God wants Church to make ‘journey of synodality’, says Pope

Pontiff makes major address on 50th anniversary of the Synod of Bishops Pope Francis has outlined his vision for a Church that is “synodal” at every level, with everyone listening to each other, learning from each other and taking responsibility for proclaiming the Gospel. Marking the 50th anniversary of the Synod of Bishops, the Pope

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Cardinal Pell rejects conservative call for a walkout at Synod of Bishops

ROME — Despite an online petition calling on prelates “faithful to Christ’s teaching” to abandon the 2015 Synod of Bishops on the family, due to perceptions of a “pre-determined outcome that is anything but orthodox,” one of the summit’s most outspoken conservatives says “there’s no ground for anyone to walk out on anything.” Australian Cardinal

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A synod conversation with Catholic Africa’s lion in winter

ROME — Supposedly Pope Paul VI once flirted with the idea of naming patriarchs for each of the world’s continents, as a step towards greater local control. Although the concept never went anywhere, if it had a strong contender for Africa over the past couple of decades, it probably would have been Nigeria’s Cardinal Francis

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