NewsVatican
October 23, 2015

At the Synod: Despite Pope John Paul II's absence, his works are still present

Ten years have passed since the death of the Pope John Paul II yet the works of his hands can still be felt and seen on bishops who debate to…
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NewsVatican
October 22, 2015

Church unity and truth serve the family, Archbishop Gomez says from synod

The Catholic Church needs “a new missionary confidence and courage” that draws on Church unity and the recognition of God’s unwavering vision for the family, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of…
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NewsVatican
October 22, 2015

Synod finds strong support for Church teaching in communion debate

Despite pastoral challenges posed by divorced-and-civilly-remarried Catholics, many synod fathers are in favor of current Church teaching and practice according to a new round of small group reports. “The majority…
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NewsUSA
October 21, 2015

Denver archbishop: Would German bishops side with Henry VIII or Thomas More?

If divorced-and-remarried Catholics should receive communion, as Cardinal Walter Kasper and many of the German bishops suggest, does that mean St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher died for nothing?…
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NewsVatican
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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EuropeNews
October 20, 2015

Archbishop Chaput: In Philly and in synod, support for Francis is obvious

In an Oct. 19 interview, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said that despite an implied assertion in America Magazine over the weekend, no synod father is an “opponent” of Pope…
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NewsVatican
October 20, 2015

Cardinal Pell: Catholic means universal, not continental

In a wide-ranging interview, Australia's leading prelate affirmed his alliance with Pope Francis, and also stressed that, in a universal church, doctrine does not change from one country to the…
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NewsVatican
October 19, 2015

Pope Francis: 50th anniversary of Synod renews the call to discipleship

Pope Francis presided over celebrations marking 50 years since the establishment of the Synod of Bishops, in which he reflected on the role of the synod in fulfilling our call…
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NewsVatican
October 17, 2015

A tough synod topic: the 'silent martyrdom' of incest, abuse in families

Violence, incest and sexual abuse within the family were among the issues addressed by synod fathers in their most recent talks, as well as the Church's role in bringing light…
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NewsVatican
October 15, 2015

Read today's report from the German small group at the Synod

Read below the full text of the report released Wednesday by the German-speaking small group at the Synod on the Family. The reports of the 13 small groups, or circoli…
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