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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.  

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.

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.

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.  

Who leads the fight against gay discrimination in Nigeria? The Catholic Church, prelate says

Oct 11, 2014 - 12:20 pm .- The Catholic Church in Nigeria has been at the forefront in fighting against discrimination towards persons with same-sex attraction, says Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, who adds that media coverage of the Church has been imbalanced.

Teen Malala's Nobel prize sparks pride in Pakistani bishop

Oct 10, 2014 - 05:04 pm .- Malala Yousafzai has received the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17 – making her the youngest ever recipient of the prestigious award and prompting local Archbishop Joseph Coutts to laud the “great honor” she's bestowed on the country.

Waiting for the decisive second half of the Synod on the Family

Oct 10, 2014 - 02:54 pm .- The Synod of Bishops on Friday entered its decisive second phase, with the formation of small groups which are to come to decisions which will be synthesized into the synod's concluding “relatio.”

Be on your guard – the devil never rests, Pope Francis warns

Oct 10, 2014 - 06:57 am .- In his homily on Friday Pope Francis encouraged faithful to guard their hearts by doing a daily examination of conscience, saying that we if we don't, we risk letting the devil in rather than the Lord.

Cardinal shines light on migration, marriage prep in family synod

Oct 10, 2014 - 04:32 am .- The effects of migration and poverty upon families, the pastoral care of children, the Eucharist in connection to our understanding of marriage: these are a few of the themes which Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, hopes to see raised during the Synod on the Family currently underway in the Vatican.  

'Justice and mercy cannot be separated': Three synod proposals emerge

Oct 9, 2014 - 05:09 pm .- As three proposals emerged from the synod of bishops to reform the process of marriage annulment, a participant in the synod has stressed that a narrative putting justice on one side, and mercy on the other, “is not a good way to speak about the issue.”

Backing 'Humanae vitae' a prime goal for bishops' synod

Oct 9, 2014 - 12:03 pm .- With Paul VI due to be beatified at the end of the Synod on the Family, his teaching on the regulation of birth in Humanae vitae has been re-launched by the synod fathers, presenting the teachings in a positive way.

Six miles from ISIS: A shockingly brave priest returns to Iraq

Oct 9, 2014 - 04:02 am .- Father Ghazwan Yousif Baho had the option to stay in Italy when he recently accompanied an elderly Iraqi couple to an audience with Pope Francis.

As violence ravages homeland, Nigerian bishop hopes in synod

Oct 8, 2014 - 04:46 pm .- Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, has high hopes for the outcome of the current bishops’ synod, noting the contributions of the African Church despite extreme violence and other local struggles.  

Pope Francis stresses again: Divisions in Church hurt Jesus

Oct 8, 2014 - 09:01 am .- Speaking to the crowds that filled Saint Peter's Square during the weekly General Audience on Oct. 8, Pope Francis repeated his consistent theme of warning against divisiveness among Christians.

Pope's concern for Christians in Middle East emerges at family synod

Oct 7, 2014 - 10:32 am .- In an unexpected move, Pope Francis added to the schedule of the upcoming consistory for the causes of saints a discussion on the situation of Christians in the Middle East, the Holy See spokesman announced Tuesday.

Pope Francis to make apostolic voyage to France in 2015

Oct 7, 2014 - 05:55 am .- In their announcement of the Pope’s schedule for his visit to the European Parliament next month, the Vatican also revealed that he intends to return to Francis in 2015 for a longer visit.

How should the Church care for same-sex attracted people?

Oct 7, 2014 - 04:08 am .- In what ways can the Church provide pastoral care for men and women of same-sex attraction that is compassionate and affirming in the faith – all the while remaining true to its teachings?

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