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Greater trust in the synod process

October 8th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Greater emphasis on small-group discussions is helping increase trust in the synod process, one of the four synod presidents has said. “I think this time we are aware of and I think the secretary of the synod [Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri] is aware that there are these suspicions and, therefore, I think there’s going to be a much more perhaps open-handed approach to the synod,” Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban, South Africa, said. As a member of the synod’s ordinary council, Cardinal Napier (above) was part of the group that planned this year’s general Synod on the Family as well as last ... continue reading.

Cardinal Nichols speaks up at synod for refugee families

October 8th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said the Synod on the Family cannot ignore the impact of the refugee crisis on families.Continue Reading... continue reading.

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Families are the net for fishers of men, Pope says

October 7th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In this morning’s general audience address, the Holy Father said that in families we learn the bonds that unite us... continue reading.

Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois of Paris leaves the morning session of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 9. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See VATICAN LETTER to come.

Synod of sympathy, not surprises

October 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

First few days of the Synod on the Family set pastoral tone... continue reading.


Service and care key to loving families

October 2nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis urged the hundreds of thousands of people gathered for the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia last Sunday to serve and care for each other as freely as God loves the human family.... continue reading.

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Grandparents’ group delighted that Dublin will host next World Meeting of Families

October 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic Grandparents Association Founder Catherine Wiley says members would come out in force to welcome the Holy Father in 2018 ... continue reading.

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God builds bridges, Pope says reflecting on US and Cuba visit

September 30th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father tells pilgrims during his general audience that the recent Papal visit was a symbolic bridge between the countries... continue reading.

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Pope Francis addresses the United Nations

September 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father has said the ecological crisis threatens the existence of humanity in a wide-ranging speech to the United Nations General Assembly that called for an end to nuclear weapons and for international action to end war, destruction of the environment and associated exclusion of the vulnerable.... continue reading.

Pope calls for protection of freedom, the climate, in the US, quoting Martin Luther King Jr

September 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

At White House the Holy Father commended the US President for proposing ‘an initiative for reducing air pollution;’ Barack Obama said he had seen first-hand how the Catholic Church had helped the poor and homeless.... continue reading.

US administration criticised over White House guest list for Papal reception

September 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

While great joy and anticipation greeted Pope Francis when he arrived in the US last night, President Barack Obama’s administration has a potential PR and diplomatic disaster on its hands as the Vatican struggles with the White House guest list for the Papal visit.... continue reading.

Holy Father in Cuba: ‘Our revolution comes about through tenderness’

September 22nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis said, in his homily during Mass at today, that he wants the Church to build bridges, break down walls and sow seeds of reconciliation ... continue reading.

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