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Controversy prompts Vatican to clarify synod midterm

Oct 14, 2014 - 03:07 pm .- After a media frenzy and lively internal debate were both raised by the publication of the midterm relatio of the Synod of Bishops, its secretariat issued a statement clarifying its merely provisional nature.

Polish bishops join voices of concern over synod midterm

Oct 14, 2014 - 01:03 pm .- The Polish bishops' conference voiced concerns Monday over the interim report released by the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family.

For synod auditors, God's plan for marriage best taught by living it out

Oct 14, 2014 - 12:04 pm .- The American married couple who addressed the Synod of Bishops said daily life is where they first saw God’s plan for families revealed and that they hope to equip parents to be primary educators of the faith.

Why isn't Saint Joseph patron of families yet? synod father asks

Oct 14, 2014 - 11:07 am .- The archbishop of El Salvador's capital city, who is in Rome for the Oct. 5-19 Synod on the Family, has proposed that St. Joseph be officially named patron saint of the family.

Extending an invitation: Synod prompts revamp in Church language

Oct 14, 2014 - 10:42 am .- The need to develop a new way of communicating Church teaching in contemporary society emerged in synod discussions last week, with specific emphasis given to expressions regarding life and moral issues.

Fr. Benedict Groeschel laid to rest

Oct 14, 2014 - 09:55 am .- Family and friends of the gray-habited friar Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel bid farewell to him Oct. 12 as he was laid to rest in the crypt of the Most Blessed Sacrament Friary after his funeral Mass at the Basilica Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Newark.

Is your faith wearing cosmetics? Take them off, Pope Francis says

Oct 14, 2014 - 08:37 am .- In his daily mass on Tuesday Pope Francis warned about the hypocrisy of those who do good in order to be seen, saying that true faith is practiced through acts of charity that go beyond outward rituals.

Women without wombs: New technology offers progress, warning

Oct 14, 2014 - 04:38 am .- The first successful birth to a woman who had undergone a womb transplant highlights both opportunities resulting from new technology and the need for caution, said a Catholic bioethics expert.  

What kinds of family issues are important to a Nicaraguan bishop?

Oct 14, 2014 - 02:11 am .- Gang violence, family separation and a “chauvinistic culture” that strains marriages are among the challenges facing families in parts of Latin America, said a bishop from Nicaragua.  

Regnum Christi laity begin journey to renewal

Oct 14, 2014 - 12:03 am .- North American lay members of the Legion of Christ’s apostolic movement Regnum Christi met Oct. 10-12 for their national convention in Atlanta, where they prepared to revise their laws and organizing structures.

Here's why Church teaching on 'gay marriage' did not change today

Oct 13, 2014 - 04:59 pm .- The Catholic blogosphere exploded Monday after the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops released a document summarizing last week’s discussion.  

Don't rush to judge Columbus, anthropologist encourages

Oct 13, 2014 - 04:33 pm .- The controversies surrounding Christopher Columbus are sometimes misplaced and should not overshadow Columbus’ Christian motives in his voyages,  a scholar of religious studies and anthropology has said.

Synod interim report: the Church must renew commitment to family

Oct 13, 2014 - 12:18 pm .- The approach to irregular unions must start from positive aspects, and stable couples should be accompanied in a development toward the sacrament of marriage, the Synod of Bishops said in a midterm report issued Monday.

God is a God of surprises, Pope Francis preaches

Oct 13, 2014 - 10:30 am .- Speaking of the “God of surprises” in his homily at Mass on Monday, the Holy Father noted the unfortunate inability of the doctors of the law who encountered Christ to receive his message.

To Archbishop Kurtz, synod a confidence boost for married couples

Oct 12, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- The Synod on the Family is an opportunity to assure married couples they can succeed at marriage despite the many challenges facing them, according to Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville.

Pope Francis charges Christians – lose comfort, go to peripheries

Oct 12, 2014 - 12:43 pm .- In his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis said that God does not discriminate about who is invited to his banquet, and called on Christians to abandon their comforts and go toward the marginalized.

IUDs for teens? Endangering, not empowering, docs say

Oct 12, 2014 - 06:35 am .- Medical professionals blasted the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent recommendation that long term contraceptives are the best way for teen girls to avoid pregnancy, saying that it sends an unhealthy message.  

Highways, byways and sinners: these are the missionary fields

Oct 12, 2014 - 04:17 am .- In his thanksgiving Mass for the canonization of two Canadian saints Pope Francis said that a true missionary goes out of himself, boldly bringing God’s message of love to all without distinction.

Americans help moderate synod discussions

Oct 11, 2014 - 03:43 pm .- The Synod of Bishops has begun breaking into small discussion groups, with Americans Cardinal Raymond Burke and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz serving as two moderators of the first round of discussions.

Sheer 'barbarism' against Middle East families must end

Oct 11, 2014 - 03:35 pm .- The Synod of Bishops on Friday denounced “barbaric” violence in the Middle East, saying the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt offers a sign of hope and reconciliation for all families suffering due to armed conflict.  

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