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Vatican advocates sweeping protocol for Middle East peace

Oct 4, 2014 - 04:23 pm .- Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin is urging a comprehensive road map for peace in Middle East during meetings between the region's papal nuncio top officials in his office.

Pope Francis before synod – listen to 'beat' of the times, keep eyes on Christ

Oct 4, 2014 - 01:35 pm .- In a prayer vigil set before the opening of the synod of bishops, Pope Francis said we must be attentive to the signs of the times to see the needs of the family by listening, being open and looking to the Lord.

Vatican official says synod is 'about family, not divorce'

Oct 3, 2014 - 12:50 pm .- At a press conference revealing the official working calendar for the synod of bishops, the group's secretary general said the event will take on a new flavor and shouldn't be pegged to just one issue.

Pope: Do we try to be saved on our own or through Christ?

Oct 3, 2014 - 10:52 am .- The Holy Father reflected on today’s Gospel reading from Luke 10:13-16, saying that it was the leaders of Christ’s day who “close(d) the door to God’s way of salvation.”  

The Synod on the Family: a look beyond the media hype

Oct 2, 2014 - 05:01 pm .- As the media centers upon the question of whether the Church will change its teaching regarding reception of the Eucharist by those living in complex situations, there is a danger that many of the other, no less significant, issues may be falling to the wayside.

Be like children – believe in your guardian angel, Pope says

Oct 2, 2014 - 07:37 am .- In his homily for the Feast of Holy Guardian Angels, Pope Francis told those gathered for daily Mass to be like children who pay attention to their “traveling companion.”

'I can't find the words to say' – Pope Francis hails surviving migrants

Oct 2, 2014 - 04:03 am .- In a private audience between Pope Francis and the survivors and family members of the 368 migrants who perished in a tragic shipwreck last fall, the pontiff asked the world to be open to those who suffer.

Cardinal Pell's secretariat continues economic reform at the Vatican

Oct 2, 2014 - 02:04 am .- The Secretariat for the Economy is developing a financial management manual which is to be the basis of budgeting and accounting operations in 2015 for Vatican agencies.

Vatican media reform committee to make first proposals by Easter

Oct 1, 2014 - 04:01 pm .- Having met for the first time last week, the committee to reform the Vatican's media and communications will continue to formulate its proposals, being able to present them by Easter of 2015.

Iraqi couple finds courage in a Pope who suffers with them

Oct 1, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- An elderly couple who lost everything after fleeing their home due to ISIS violence met with Pope Francis on Sunday, saying the encounter gave them hope because they know they are not alone.

Apostolic nuncios to Middle East will discuss aid, response to terrorists

Oct 1, 2014 - 10:52 am .- Pope Francis and Vatican officials are due to meet this week with the nuncios to seven Middle Eastern nations to discuss responses to the Islamic State, and in particular how to provide humanitarian aid to displaced persons.

Family synod an opportunity to support marriage, scholars urge

Oct 1, 2014 - 04:07 am .- Law professors, family advocates and clergy have asked those participating in the upcoming synod of bishops to consider how best to help couples understand and live their marriages, in light of such negative family trends as divorce, cohabitation, and pornography.

Put your gifts at the service of others, Pope Francis exhorts

Oct 1, 2014 - 01:41 am .- Pope Francis dedicated his weekly general audience to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, saying that rather than making us better than others, they commission us to serve our brothers and sisters.

Francis gives Focolare three words, as the movement is renewed

Oct 1, 2014 - 12:03 am .- In his first meeting as Pope with the Focolare movement, Pope Francis on Friday encouraged them in their effort for unity, as the movement has started a process of internal renewal which has brought to a change of more than 70 percent of their previous board.

Vatican spurns UN child committee's call for changes to canon law

Sep 30, 2014 - 12:09 pm .- The Holy See has rejected the United Nations' Committtee on the Rights of the Child's call for changes to canon law, and has formally criticized the group for a “grave misunderstanding” of the Holy See's sovereignty.

Pope Francis: Don't 'overdramatize' your complaints to God

Sep 30, 2014 - 09:13 am .- In his homily on Tuesday Pope Francis said “complaining” to God in times of suffering can be a prayer, but cautioned not to exaggerate our difficulties in front of those undergoing major tragedies.

Synod at heart of papal liturgies for month of October

Sep 30, 2014 - 05:00 am .- The schedule of liturgical celebrations over which Pope Francis will preside in October is mainly booked with events surrounding the synod of bishops, which culminates with the beatification of Pope Paul VI.

First woman appointed to a Vatican congregation joyful

Sep 30, 2014 - 02:04 am .- The first woman ever to be appointed a member of a Vatican congregation explains that “women still have much to give to the Church with their personal charisma.”

Family will be center of next World Communications Day

Sep 29, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- World Communications Day 2015 will focus on the theme “Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love,” the Vatican announced Monday.

The role of angels: one author's push to shed light on the afterlife

Sep 29, 2014 - 01:58 pm .- In an effort to show what Scripture tells us about “the beyond,” often obscured by a society that leans toward darkness, Fr. Mark Haydu has published a new book exploring the depiction of angels in art.  

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