Archive of October 12, 2015

How the 'shadow council' is trying to influence the Synod on the Family

Oct 12, 2015 - 03:32 pm .- When the first week's reports of the 13 small groups at the Synod on the Family were released on Friday, the influence of those who participated in May's “Shadow Council” could be discerned in the report of the German speaking group.

Cardinal Pell responds to reports of synod letter

Oct 12, 2015 - 01:39 pm .- The text of a letter allegedly written by 13 cardinals to Pope Francis is inaccurate, said Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican's Secretariat for the Economy, adding that the contents of private documents should remain private.  

Vatican aims for child protection norms to be custom-fitted per culture

Oct 12, 2015 - 12:05 pm .- When it comes to protection against abuse, guidelines need to be implemented according to the customs of each country if they are to be effective, said one official of the Vatican's commission for the protection of minors, which met in Rome over the weekend.

Updated: Cardinal Dolan reportedly among concerned bishops who wrote Pope about synod

Oct 12, 2015 - 05:49 am .- New York's archbishop is listed among the signatories in a letter last week to Pope Francis over whether this year's synod on the Family lacked the “openness and genuine collegiality” needed to accomplish its purpose, it was revealed Monday.

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