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April 27, 2013

Pope Francis: life prepares us to follow Jesus – YouTube

Pope Francis: life prepares us to follow Jesus - YouTube. When Jesus speaks to his disciples of Heaven, He tells them that our lives are a journey of preparation toward the definitive dwelling…
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April 29, 2013

Pope Francis: The Value of Confession – YouTube

Pope Francis: The Value of Confession - YouTube. Forgiveness was the central theme of Pope Francis' homily at mass Monday morning with Vatican employees. He said the Lord forgives and accepts each of…
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October 11, 2014

Day 5 of the Synod

On the fifth day of the Synod, several more married couples and experts, almost all lay people, addressed the bishops. Couples who have spent most of their lives together, like Pilar and Luis…
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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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