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The Lahore High Court’s rejection on Thursday of Asia Bibi’s appeal against her death sentence, passed by a lower court, has dismayed Christians and others in Pakistan. Bishop Rufin Anthony of...
On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, Rt. Rev. Economos Roman Russo served Vesper-Liturgy at the Russian Catholic Chapel of the Holy Archangel Michael (NYC) in conjunction with the Feast of the Protection...
Cardinal Walter Kasper has said he believes a “growing majority” of the synod fathers are in favour of his proposal to allow some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion....
An analysis of the “relatio post disceptationem”, Cardinal Erdő’s summary of what was discussed in the first week of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family. The focus was on families facing difficult...
While issues of everyday concern to families are on the agenda at the extraordinary Synod on the Family, one participant has come to Rome with a very sinister tale to tell. It’s the plight of tens...
“The alarming, escalating phenomenon of international terrorism, new in some of its expressions and utterly ruthless in its barbarity” demands “ a deeper and more urgent study on how to re-...
A photo exhibition to commemorate the key moments of the visit of Pope Francis to South Korea and to remind Korean Catholics of all the important lessons that the pontiff wanted to teach them. It is...
The Extraordinary Synod on the Family is tackling the issue of remarried divorcees head on. The Synod Fathers have been dealing with the issue – which had emerged occasionally in previous discussions...
The Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops issued a message on Friday,October 10, for families who suffer as a result of conflicts. Following is the text of the message:...
In an unexpected move, Pope Francis added to the schedule of the upcoming consistory for the causes of saints a discussion on the situation of Christians in the Middle East, the Holy See spokesman...
On October 7, at the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, the third and fourth general congregations (sessions) of the synod took place. During the third...
It is the most precious gift given to a person to keep the wheel running…… It is rooted in person’s beliefs...
The Church needs leaders that are listening to their people, speaking honestly, seeking consensus and discerning new ways of supporting family life. Those were the guidelines that emerged from a...
A language that facilitates “dialogue with the world”, “graduality” as an attitude which takes into consideration the difficulties that can separate real families from the Christian ideal, the “long...
Pope Francis addressed the Fathers of the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Monday, October 6, as they began their first full day of sessions exploring the pastoral challenges of the...
Pope Francis opened Sunday,October 5, a worldwide meeting of Catholic bishops, a possible landmark of his papacy, by warning against "bad shepherds" who unduly burden the faithful and who "thwart"...
“Divorced and civilly remarried persons belong to the Church” but in the case “of a (consummated) sacramental marriage, after a divorce, a second marriage recognized by the Church is impossible,...
“No religious, political or economic motives can justify what is happening to hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children:” that’s what Pope Francis said Thursday,October 2, calling...
Bishops from the Arabian Peninsula, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Cyprus, Djibouti and Somalia had their annual meeting on September 30 -October 4, 2014. Following is the communiqué...
More than half (106 bishops) of the almost two hundred individuals participating in the Extraordinary Synod on the Family which opened on Sunday, October 5, in the Vatican hail from Asia, Latin...