Nov 20, 2014 - 11:40 am .- The divorced and remarried can receive absolution like any other member of the faithful, the Vatican's doctrinal office has affirmed: when they repent, in their case taking a firm resolution to abstain from sex with their new partner.
Nov 19, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The family ministry office serving expatriate Catholics in the Arabian peninsula held a workshop last week to help end domestic violence by creating awareness and a change in attitudes.
Nov 15, 2014 - 06:17 am .- One month after the intensely media-centric Synod on the Family, experts are gathering once again in the Vatican to explore man and woman's complementarity, using “new and creative language to speak to people where they are.”
Nov 14, 2014 - 10:38 am .- Meeting in Baltimore for their annual fall meeting, the U.S. bishops have selected their choices for delegates to next year’s Synod on the Family, sources have confirmed to CNA.
Nov 12, 2014 - 02:03 am .- The lack of a proper 'education to love' is the major issue at stake with regard to family – being more compelling than the issues of the divorced and remarried or same-sex attracted persons, Msgr. Livio Melina has stressed.
Nov 10, 2014 - 03:56 pm .- The U.S. bishops who attended the recent Synod on the Family have emphasized that while the media painted a picture of conflict, the synod fathers were actually united in support of Church teaching.
Nov 9, 2014 - 04:37 pm .- Cardinal Angelo Scola holds that pontifical universities are the ideal place where issues at stake in the Synod of Bishops – which will discuss families next autumn – can be more deeply understood and developed.
Nov 7, 2014 - 05:09 pm .- The newspaper USA Today has corrected an erroneous report that claimed Archbishop Charles Chaput criticized the recent extraordinary Synod on the Family, rather than misleading media coverage of the event.
Oct 31, 2014 - 03:54 pm .- Now released in English, the Synod of Bishop's final relatio reveals a more positive tone regarding the family called for by the synod’s small groups, as well as greater clarity on phrases that generated confusion in the midterm relatio.
Oct 30, 2014 - 03:50 pm .- According to the Archbishop of Washington, the recent Synod on the Family worked to address the challenge that many young people today don’t fully understand the nature of marriage.
Oct 30, 2014 - 02:47 am .- The joy of the Gospel of Marriage is alive, said Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, explaining that although the mainstream media may have missed the message at the recent Synod on the Family, Pope Francis’ remarks were “especially clear.”
Oct 25, 2014 - 10:21 am .- After returning from the 2014 Synod on the Family, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has clarified that the meeting was focused upon reaching out to those in difficulty, rather than changing doctrine.
Oct 19, 2014 - 05:01 pm .- While some countries face family issues such as divorce and polygamy, the synod’s Indian participants have voiced concern for interreligious marriages, which pose pastoral concerns across Asia.
Oct 19, 2014 - 05:02 am .- When it comes to human sexuality, one of the predominant themes being discussed by participants at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family pertains to the certainty that truth and mercy cannot be separated.
Oct 18, 2014 - 04:15 pm .- Pope Francis' address at the conclusion of the Synod on the Family, delivered Saturday, was responded to with a four-minute standing ovation on the part of the bishops attending the Vatican meeting.
Oct 18, 2014 - 03:38 pm .- The synod’s final report, released Saturday, presents substantial changes with respect to the much discussed midterm report, especially regarding homosexual persons and the divorced and remarried.
Oct 18, 2014 - 08:54 am .- In their message to the faithful, the synod fathers praised the life-giving love between a man and a woman, which despite many challenges,endures through the grace given by God in the sacrament of marriage.
Oct 17, 2014 - 11:46 am .- The synod’s small groups released their conclusions regarding the meeting’s mid-term report on Thursday, calling for clarification of several phrases and a more positive look at the family in light of scripture.
Oct 17, 2014 - 11:22 am .- Even though the Synod on the Family's midterm relatio was widely criticized by the bishops' small groups, Cardinal Reinhard Marx affirmed it only needs to be balanced, while speaking at Friday's synod press briefing.
Oct 17, 2014 - 12:03 am .- In synod discussions last week, the Baltic nation of Latvia caught the attention many synod fathers, who were keen to hear why the number of divorces among their Catholic population is so low.
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