This week's opinions

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Practice, prayer and persecution

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has said that the findings and agreements (and disagreements) of this month’s extraordinary synod on the family are the starting point of a year of prayer, reflection and consolidation before next year’s world synod on the family. “It has been ‘a journey,’” he said. We can only hope it will also be a year of education, for Catholics and non Catholics alike, on the complex issues surrounding marriage, family and the Church, including annulment and the Sacraments. For Catholics, the Sacrament of marriage is created by the man and woman who enter freely into the Holy state. This Sacrament, ... continue reading.
10-ARTEMIS

We can draw spirituality from chastity

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolhesier... continue reading.


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Cross Wires: Thursday breaking news

October 23rd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The latest Catholic headlines... continue reading.


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Cross Wires: Wednesday breaking news

October 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The latest Catholic headlines... continue reading.


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Cross Wires: Tuesday breaking news

October 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The latest Catholic headlines... continue reading.


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Cross Wires: Sunday breaking news

October 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The latest Catholic headlines... continue reading.


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Pope Francis’s final address to synod

October 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Dear Eminences, Beatitudes, Excellencies, Brothers and Sisters, With a heart full of appreciation and gratitude I want to thank, along with you, the Lord who has accompanied and guided us in the past days, with the light of the Holy Spirit.... continue reading.


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Synod: Bishops’ closing message, full text

October 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

We, Synod Fathers, gathered in Rome together with Pope Francis in the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, greet all families of the different continents and in particular all who follow Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life. We admire and are grateful for the daily witness which you offer us and the world with your fidelity, faith, hope, and love.... continue reading.


Faith is not weakened by persecution or charity

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It takes a brave person to speak up on religious injustice and persecution in the Middle East as tensions spiral, especially if that person lives in the region. It takes a wise person to identify those who need to take responsibility and action for these problems without apportioning blame or pointing fingers. Archbishop Elias Nassar is such a person.... continue reading.


Let go of unhappy resentment, its costs

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolhesier... continue reading.


A time for every purpose under Heaven

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Our Church was right to stay largely out of the independence referendum, but now is a time for action says KEVIN McKENNA... 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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