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The family debate is not over

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After final synod document, Pope calls for Church to keep discussions moving forward

The extraordinary synod of bishops on the family has set a path for pastoral care grounded in traditional Catholic teaching as Pope Francis warns against extremism in the defence of tradition or the pursuit of progress. After two weeks of vigorous debate, the synod fathers set out a expansive and innovative document (relatio) that will serve as the basis of the agenda of next year’s world synod on the family. The assembly, however, failed to reach consensus on the controversial areas of Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried and the pastoral care of homosexual people. The Pope’s address at the conclusion of the synod, delivered last Saturday, prompted a four-minute standing ovation by the bishops attending the Vatican meeting. The Pope noted the various temptations that can arise in a synod setting. He encouraged the bishops to live in the tension, saying that ‘personally I would be very worried and saddened... continue reading.

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  • Photo spread on the Beatification of Pope Paul VI.
  • ‘Happy and Holy couples’ is aim of new marriage preparation initiative in St Andrews and Edinburgh.
  • Peter Kearney: Ultimately, the laity are left to uphold the sanctity of family life.
  • Plans for pilot Catholic/Jewish school in East Renfrewshire get gold star from education officials.

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