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January 28, 2016

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…
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November 14, 2015

Archbishop Chaput named and others named new members on synod council – Check them out

As established by Pope Paul VI in 1965 is the Synod Council members, whom are to serve as an advisory council to the Pontiff in a Synod meeting meant aimed at…
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October 21, 2015

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

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…
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October 21, 2015

Synod dispute over Communion issue rachets up

  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…
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October 20, 2015

Why the Synod of Bishops is more than Rock’em Sock’em Robots

When you talk to people taking part in the 2015 Synod of Bishops on the family and ask where things stand, one observation you’ll often hear is that public impressions…
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October 20, 2015

Strengthen marriage with truth and mercy, Venezuela's Cardinal Urosa tells synod

Both truth and mercy can be found in consistent Catholic teaching on marriage, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas told the Synod of Bishops on Thursday. “United to Christ, who…
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October 20, 2015

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

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,…
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October 19, 2015

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…
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October 17, 2015

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…
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October 16, 2015

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…
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