Here’s why Church teaching on ‘gay marriage’ did not change today

Vatican City, Oct 13, 2014 / 04:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic blogosphere exploded Monday after the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops released a document summarizing last week’s discussion. But while the relatio post disceptationem, which means “Report After Debate,” has been fodder for sensational headlines claiming a major shift in doctrine, the report is only a beginning, working document of the Church. The relatio, as it’s called, simply takes the topics and … [Read more...]

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Synod interim report: the Church must renew commitment to family

Vatican City, Oct 13, 2014 / 12:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The approach to irregular unions must start from positive aspects, and stable couples should be accompanied in a development toward the sacrament of marriage, the Synod of Bishops said in a midterm report issued Monday. “We have gathered together the results of our reflections and our dialogues in the following three parts,” reads the Oct. 13 “relatio post disceptationem,” the interim document which the synod … [Read more...]

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God is a God of surprises, Pope Francis preaches

Vatican City, Oct 13, 2014 / 10:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking of the “God of surprises” in his homily at Mass on Monday, the Holy Father noted the unfortunate inability of the doctors of the law who encountered Christ to receive his message. “Because these doctors of the law did not understand the signs of the times they asked for an extraordinary sign ((which) Jesus later gave them),” Pope Francis said Oct. 13 during his Mass said at the St. Martha guesthouse … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis charges Christians – lose comfort, go to peripheries

Vatican City, Oct 12, 2014 / 12:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis said that God does not discriminate about who is invited to his banquet, and called on Christians to abandon their comforts and go toward the marginalized. “We are all called not to reduce the Kingdom of God to the confines of our ‘little churches,’ but to dilate the Church to the dimensions of the Kingdom of God,” the pontiff said before his Oct. 12 recitation of the … [Read more...]

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Highways, byways and sinners: these are the missionary fields

Vatican City, Oct 12, 2014 / 04:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his thanksgiving Mass for the canonization of two Canadian saints Pope Francis said that a true missionary goes out of himself, boldly bringing God’s message of love to all without distinction. “Missionaries are those who, in docility to the Holy Spirit, have the courage to live the Gospel…they have gone out to call everyone, in the highways and byways of the world,” the Pope said in his Oct. 12 homily. The … [Read more...]

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Americans help moderate synod discussions

Vatican City, Oct 11, 2014 / 03:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Synod of Bishops has begun breaking into small discussion groups, with Americans Cardinal Raymond Burke and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz serving as two moderators of the first round of discussions. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin said that the  bishops in the small groups will provide input drawn “from their pastoral experience.” The discussions mark a new phase in the extraordinary synod, meeting from Oct. 5-19 … [Read more...]

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Sheer ‘barbarism’ against Middle East families must end

Vatican City, Oct 11, 2014 / 03:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Synod of Bishops on Friday denounced “barbaric” violence in the Middle East, saying the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt offers a sign of hope and reconciliation for all families suffering due to armed conflict. “We join with the Holy Father Francis in emphasizing that no one may use the name of God to commit violence, and that to kill in the name of God is a grave sacrilege,” the Oct. 10 message … [Read more...]

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