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  • Marriage on the Downturn, Divorce Far From Being the Main Problem

    ROME, October 20, 2014 (Zenit.org) - A significant amount of the media coverage about the deliberations of the Synod on the Family was about whether those who are divorced and re-married outside of the Church could receive Communion. No data has been ...

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  • Marriage on the Downturn, Divorce Far From Being the Main Problem

    ROME, October 20, 2014 (Zenit.org) - A significant amount of the media coverage about the deliberations of the Synod on the Family was about whether those who are divorced and re-married outside of the Church could receive Communion. No data has been ...

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  • Archbishop Kurtz urges more transparency at next family synod

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, said the October 2015 world Synod of Bishops on the family should return to the practice of previous synods in publishing participants' interventions, for the benefit of their ...

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  • Pope Paul VI Declared Blessed

    VATICAN CITY, October 19, 2014 (Zenit.org) - "By our apostolic authority we declare that the Venerable Servant of God Paul VI, Pope, shall henceforth be called Blessed?" With these words, Pope Francis beatified Paul VI at the closing Mass of the Synod ...

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Mass. bishops back earned sick time ballot measure


BRAINTREE -- Bishops of the four Catholic Dioceses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts urged a "Yes" vote on Question 4 in a statement, Oct. 16, bearing the signatures of Boston Cardinal Se?P. O'Malley, Bishop of Worcester Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Springfield Mitchell T. Rozanski, and Bishop of Fall River Edgar M. da Cunha.

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Archbishop Kurtz urges more transparency at next family synod


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, said the October 2015 world Synod of Bishops on the family should return to the practice of previous synods in publishing participants' interventions, for the benefit of their discussions and the information of the outside world.

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Pope Paul VI Declared Blessed


VATICAN CITY, October 19, 2014 (Zenit.org) - "By our apostolic authority we declare that the Venerable Servant of God Paul VI, Pope, shall henceforth be called Blessed?" With these words, Pope Francis beatified Paul VI at the closing Mass of the Synod of Bishops. The celebration comes at the conclusion of a two week meeting where the Pope, along with Bishops and Cardinals from around the world, discussing the challenges of the family.

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Synod of Bishops sends message of encouragement to traditional families


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- On its last day of business, the Synod of Bishops on the family approved and released a three-page message expressing solidarity with Christian families around the world. The message, released Oct. 18, is distinct from the synod's final report, which the assembly was scheduled to vote on later the same day.

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