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October 13, 2014

Midterm Report: 7 key Points of the Synod on the Family

The two week Synod is halfway through. For a week now, bishops, families and the Pope himself have discussed some of the challenges faced by modern day families and what the Church can…
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October 13, 2014

Franciscan martyr beatified : News Headlines – Catholic Culture

Father Francesco Zirano (1564-1603), a Franciscan Conventual friar who was flayed alive in Algeria after he refused to renounce his faith, was beatified in Sassari, Sardinia, on October 12. Cardinal Angelo Amato, the…
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October 14, 2014

Having Patience for the Sausage-Making Synod | Word On Fire

Ave Maria! In light of all the hoopla over the midterm report for the synod I thought this would be helpful from Fr. Barron ... The midterm report on the deliberations of the…
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October 14, 2014

The Synod’s Report and Homosexuality: It’s a work in progress that doesn’t change Church Doctrine

For many, the midterm report on the Synod came as a big surprise. Especially the wording used when referring to homosexuality. Some bishops expressed concern, fearing that the language left a lot of…
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October 15, 2014

Cardinal Turkson: We need food, not birth control

"What can you do in this situation? The first thing is conversion. But then it is difficult to ask these men to just leave all their wives... Who is going to provide for…
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October 16, 2014

Synod’s Midterm Report: Modifications have been made to the wording of document

The Synod's midterm report caused a big stir in and outside the Vatican. Bishops have clarified that the report isn't final, but a work in progress.  Now the question is, what modifications will…
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October 17, 2014

Cardinal: Synod says no to ‘secular agenda’ – YouTube

Published on Oct 16, 2014 Cardinal George Pell discusses the ongoing debate inside the synod on the family. via Cardinal: Synod says no to 'secular agenda' - YouTube.
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October 18, 2014

Whispers in the Loggia: To Every Family, “We Stand At the Door and Knock” – The Synod’s Last Word

At the close of a truly extraordinary, sometimes explosive fortnight, here below is the English text of the just-released final message of the Synod, said to have been approved by a "wide majority"…
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October 18, 2014

Card. Caffarra: Church Doctrine on divorced couples doesn’t mean they’re rejected

Since his arrival to the Diocese of Bologna in Italy, Cardinal Caffarra has developed a specific pastoral ministry for divorced and remarried people. CARD. CARLO CAFFARRA Archbishop of Bologna (Italy) "I wanted to…
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October 18, 2014

Marriage Prep Key to Low Divorce Rate Among Catholics in Latvia | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Ave Maria! In a country that has an astronomically high divorce rate of 86% the Catholic couples have only a 16% rate!! This Bishop explains how it was achieved. Archbishop Stankevis explained that…
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October 19, 2014

Seven facts you didn’t know about Paul VI

Cardinal Montini was worried during the conclave, knowing full well what was waiting for for him. During his 15 years as Pope, he fearlessly confronted the challenges of his time through 7 surprising…
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October 19, 2014

North American Martyrs – YouTube

Ave Maria! Today is the feast day of the North American Martyrs. Here is an excellent video on St. John De Brebeuf. HT Fra Charles, FI North American Martyrs - YouTube. St. John De…
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October 19, 2014

Gigantic Pro-Family Demonstration in Paris

via Gigantic Pro-Family Demonstration in Paris. A reader writes: I just had to drop you a line to share this with you. Last week, my wife and I were in France on a…
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October 19, 2014

Mary of Nazareth Blog Tour/Rosary Crawl: “Beatitudes–Sermon the Mount” | Catholic World Report – Global Church news and views

Ave Maria! Well, this is the month of the Rosary and Catholic World Report is participating in a "Rosary Crawl" of Ignatius Press' movie Mary of Nazareth. I am not sure what it means.…
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