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US bishops: Next synod must address disillusioned, indifferent youth

Indianapolis, Ind., Jun 14, 2017 / 03:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Next year’s synod, which will focus on young people, must address their most pressing problems, including indifference and disillusionment, U.S. bishops said at their annual meeting on Wednesday. “The synod indeed comes at a critical time,” Cardinal […]

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Youth raise voices ahead of 2018 synod: we want to follow Christ

Rome, Italy, Apr 11, 2017 / 02:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At a prayer vigil with youth this weekend, Pope Francis said the Church needs to listen to the voice of young people, and some of them have responded saying they want to let the world know they […]

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Don’t ‘regionalize’ Church teaching on marriage, says Irish archbishop at synod

Vatican City, Oct 15, 2015 / 04:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic teaching on marriage and the family is universal, not something local bishops’ conferences can decide for themselves, an Irish archbishop said Thursday. Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, the Primate of All-Ireland, said he did not support […]

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Proclaim the beauty of God’s plan for family, LA archbishop tells synod

Vatican City, Oct 10, 2015 / 05:55 pm (CNA/Vatican Insider).- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles addressed his fellow synod fathers on Saturday, encouraging the Church in sharing the beauty of the Creator's plan for creation, the human person, and the family. “I believe that the Church […]

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Pope Francis leads synod in praying for peace in the Middle East

Vatican City, Oct 9, 2015 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- This morning, Pope Francis offered one of the synod’s daily moments of prayer for peace in the Middle East, and appealed the international community to put immediate interests aside, and find solutions. “Dear Synod Fathers, dear brothers […]

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Paris archbishop says ‘there will be no spectacular revolution at the synod’

Vatican City, Oct 5, 2015 / 05:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- There are no “spectacular revolutions” in the offing at the Synod of Bishops, and those expecting one will be disappointed, one of the three president delegates of Synod of Bishops said Monday in a press briefing. Cardinal […]

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The relics of St Therese, and her parents, will be displayed throughout the synod

Rome, Italy, Oct 3, 2015 / 01:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Glass cases with the relics of Saint Therese of Lisieux and her parents, Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, will be displayed in Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome for the entirety of the Synod on the Family, Oct. […]

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This event hopes to bring the voice of chaste, gay Catholics to the Synod

Rome, Italy, Oct 1, 2015 / 06:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An upcoming international conference in Rome is hoping to give a face to those with same-sex attraction living in accord with the Church's teaching on homosexuality – and to help make their voice heard at the Synod […]

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Was the last synod ‘rigged’? Tell-all book lets the reader decide

Vatican City, Sep 5, 2015 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- A new book about the 2014 Extraordinary Synod on the Family alleges evidence of a hidden agenda pushed by a handful of bishops in positions of influence. “I felt it was important to investigate what happened, because I’d […]

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A voice missing from the synod: faithful Catholics with same-sex attraction

Detroit, Mich., Aug 13, 2015 / 04:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When presenters addressed last year’s Synod of Bishops to discuss challenges facing the family, there was one group who voice was absent – those with same-sex attraction living chastely. So says Fr. Paul Check, executive director of […]

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