How might the new annulment process affect the Synod on the Family?

Vatican City, Sep 10, 2015 / 03:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- By reforming the process for discovering the nullity of marriage on Tuesday, mere weeks before the beginning of October's Synod on the Family, Pope Francis has taken that issue out of the hands of the synod fathers. The decision could impact the Synod of Bishops, however, by reducing the perceived need for a quick solution to the issue of granting the divorced-and-remarried access to Communion – since the reformed process may … [Read more...]

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The Pope’s annulment move? It’s a good thing, Vatican official says

Vatican City, Sep 10, 2015 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A member of the Vatican council charged with interpreting Church law says the increased role of bishops in the annulment process is a positive step that will ensure the procedure is done responsibly. Placing a greater emphasis on the role of bishops “will strengthen, and not weaken, the purpose of the process,” Father Cuong Pham told CNA Sept. 9. New changes to the annulment process were published yesterday, Sept. 8, in … [Read more...]

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Churches, families must be places of welcome, Pope says

Vatican City, Sep 9, 2015 / 07:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis Wednesday spoke of the bond which must exist between families and the Christian community, stressing that the Church, in following the Gospel, must always keep its doors open. "Churches, parishes, and institutions whose doors are closed should not call themselves churches,” the Pope said. “They should call themselves museums!” The Church, in living out the Gospel, must welcome people “with … [Read more...]

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Revamped annulment process focuses on speed, role of local bishops

Vatican City, Sep 8, 2015 / 07:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a reformed marriage annulment process, Pope Francis has made significant changes, giving more of a role to the local bishop, dropping automatic appeals, and declaring the process free of charge. Announced Tuesday, the new process is aimed at streamlining the system for granting annulments out of concern “for the salvation of souls” while affirming the longstanding Catholic teaching on marriage indissolubility. The … [Read more...]

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Vatican reform of annulment process will be presented tomorrow

Vatican City, Sep 7, 2015 / 01:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See press office has announced that two motu proprio will be released on Tuesday, both of which concern the reform of the process for the declaration of the nullity of marriage. The two motu proprio, Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus (The Lord Jesus, a meek judge) and Mitis et misericors Iesus (Jesus, meek and merciful), will be presented at a noon press conference at the Vatican Sept. 8. The two documents regard the reform of the … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis urges Armenian Catholics to remember their martyrs

Vatican City, Sep 7, 2015 / 11:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Concelebrating Mass with the Armenian Patriarch of Cilicia on Monday, Pope Francis recalled how persecution has been constant in the Church, from the time of Christ's Passion until now. “Perhaps more than in the early days,” Pope Francis said Sept. 7 during his homily at the Mass said at the chapel of the Vatican's St. Martha guesthouse, Christians “are persecuted, killed, driven out, despoiled, only because they … [Read more...]

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Pope: all European churches to welcome refugees during Year of Mercy

Vatican City, Sep 6, 2015 / 04:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis Sunday issued a strong appeal to the entire European Church – including the Vatican – to take in migrant families as part of the lead-in to the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy. “Faced with the tragedy of tens of thousands of refugees fleeing death on account of war and hunger, and who are traveling toward a hope for life, the Gospel calls us to be 'neighbors' to the smallest and abandoned, (and) to give … [Read more...]

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