Posts Tagged ‘synod on the family’

Conservative blogger Michael Voris confesses to “past sins” Comments 13

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Catholic internet evangelist Michael Voris, has revealed that he was actively involved in homosexuality “over a prolonged period of time.” Voris has been critical of Synod Fathers, including Cardinal John Dew of Wellington, who have called for a more pastoral approach in the area of human sexuality. Voris is the founder of  Church Militant and Read more

Pope Francis to release document on family life April 8 Comments 0

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

The Vatican announced that Pope Francis will release the much-anticipated document on Catholic family life on April 8. The document, the result of two back-to-back synods of Catholic bishops in 2014 and 2015, will be titled “Amoris laetitia, On Love in the Family.” Cardinals Lorenzo Baldisseri and Christoph Schonborn, alongside Italian lay people Francesco and Read more

What really happened at Synod 2015 Comments 0

Friday, December 4th, 2015

When the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops opened with a concelebrated Mass at the Altar of the Confession in St. Peter’s Basilica on October 4, it was already clear that there would be three synods: the real synod, the mainstream media synod, and the blogosphere synod. The first and third would Read more

The Synod on the Family – success or failure? Comments 9

Friday, November 6th, 2015

I was talking recently about the Synod with a very experienced parish priest. He said that if the bishops thought we were all waiting with bated breath for their decision regarding the divorced remarried receiving Communion, then they really do live in cloud cuckoo-land. Nowadays divorced Catholics don’t just hang around waiting for a bevy Read more

New Zealand and Pacific well represented at Synod Comments 2

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Four New Zealanders will be attending the Synod on Marriage and the Family. NewstalkZB reports that the church describes the selection of 4 New Zealanders as a significant number for a small country, especially one with a small Catholic population. The Archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew, and Palmerston North’s Bishop Charles Drennan will be Read more

Pope Francis’ final Synod speech: full text Comments 0

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Dear Eminences, Beatitudes, Excellencies, Brothers and Sisters, With a heart full of appreciation and gratitude I want to thank, along with you, the Lord who has accompanied and guided us in the past days, with the light of the Holy Spirit. From the heart I thank Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod, Bishop Read more

The drama of the Synod Comments 0

Friday, October 17th, 2014

ROME – True old-timers in the Vatican press corps still love to reminisce about how much fun it was covering the Second Vatican Council, a gathering of the world’s Catholic bishops from 1962 to 1965 that launched the Church on a course of modernisation and reform. It was a gripping story, filled with colorful characters. Read more

Studies of US Catholics provide insight on synod questions Comments 0

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Amid the scramble to gather new data ahead of next October’s synod on the family, a question arises: Will church officials incorporate the wealth of insights collected in recent decades by researchers inside and outside the US church? In late October, the Vatican sent to national bishops’ conferences a preparatory document and questionnaire for the Read more