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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.

US bishops invite faithful to pray for family synod

Sep 24, 2014 - 04:50 am .- The U.S. bishops have asked Catholics to take part in a worldwide day of prayer on Sept. 28 for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Family.  

Vatican marriage commission could drop mandatory appeal for annulments

Sep 23, 2014 - 02:12 am .- After it was announced that Pope Francis had appointed a commission to study a reform of the process of marriage annulment, a canonist in the U.S. has suggested that dropping the requirement for mandatory appeals could preserve justice in the process.

Marriage prep begins at home, Bishop Conley says

Sep 19, 2014 - 07:33 am .- Preparation for the sacrament of Holy Matrimony begins with family life in the home long before a couple has met, said Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Neb., and this fact cannot be overlooked in addressing the prevalence of divorce.  

Bishop Tobin on divorce: Changes needed in approach, not teaching

Sep 17, 2014 - 09:43 am .- The dilemma of divorced and remarried Catholics should prompt consideration of changes in the Church’s approach to annulments and the Eucharist, but without compromising Church teaching, said Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence, R.I.  

Bishops' synod taking on a less formal tone under Pope Francis

Sep 10, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The upcoming synod of bishops on the family will be set on a more informal tune, the secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, wrote in an article published in the Sept. 10 issue of L'Osservatore Romano.

Thai families gather for fellowship, discussion of challenges

Aug 19, 2014 - 02:04 am .- In preparation for the upcoming synod on the family, more than 50 Thai faithful came together last month for a weekend of community building and reflection on the Gospel.

Marriage's indissolubility a dogma, cardinal clarifies

Aug 5, 2014 - 02:06 am .- In a book-length interview, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller has underscored that the indissolubility of the marriage is no mere doctrine, but a dogma of the Church, and stressed the need to recover the sacramental understanding of marriage and family.

LGBT foundation aims to counter Vatican family synod

Jul 30, 2014 - 12:01 am .- An LGBT activist foundation headed by a former Obama White House staffer gave a $200,000 grant to a dissenting Catholic coalition to target the upcoming Synod on the Family and World Youth Day.

Path to synod is 'time of grace,' bishop says

Jun 15, 2014 - 05:59 am .- A Vatican official has said that the period before the upcoming bishops’ synods on the family will be a time of grace and prayer that allows the Church to pray and reflect about the family in all of its aspects.

Synod on family is opportunity for teaching faith, archbishop says

Jun 13, 2014 - 03:12 pm .- A consultation regarding the upcoming synod on the family highlights the need for a better teaching of the faith, the president of the U.S. bishops' conference said.

Bishops' synod head: October meeting not solely about divorce

May 21, 2014 - 03:57 am .- Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, has emphasized that the next synod will not be focused exclusively on the much-talked about issue of Communion for the divorced and remarried.

Paul VI to be beatified at close of synod on family

May 10, 2014 - 05:17 am .- The Vatican has announced that Pope Paul VI will be beatified this October at the conclusion of the synod of bishops on the family.

Archbishop Aquila: teaching on marriage must be rooted in Christ

May 2, 2014 - 04:46 pm .- As the Synod of Bishops on the Family draws closer, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver has offered a reflection for his brother bishops on the pastoral issue of proclaiming “the gospel marriage” of Christ to the world.

Pope prays for upcoming Synod of Bishops

Dec 29, 2013 - 05:26 am .- In his Angelus address given on the feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis prayed especially for the approaching Synod of Bishops which will discuss pastoral challenges to the family.

Vatican rejects claims of Pope 'polling' Catholics on marriage

Nov 4, 2013 - 02:46 pm .- The director of the Holy See press office has clarified that Pope Francis has not presented a questionnaire to Catholics worldwide to consult on homosexual unions and divorced persons, as some news outlets have reported.

Synod on family can help renew marriage, English bishop says

Oct 17, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- Next year’s synod on the family and evangelization is a chance to renew family life and the Catholic vision of marriage, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, England has said.  

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