Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India, president of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, has reminded the world that the Synod of Bishops on the family, wrapping up its first stage this weekend at the Vatican, is not about bishops learning what the Holy Father wants to do or change, but rather the Holy ...read more
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 forthcoming on the number of people who are in this situation, but some recent reports show a signif...
“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 Bishop...
Pope Francis has ensured that the world will be fully aware of results of this synod on the family and has warned the world’s top Church officials against various temptations, including being too rigid, as well as too soft. Speaking to the nearly 200 prelates gathered at the Synod of Bishops on the family’s final...
Quote for October 17th
'They who are engaged with the salvation of their neighbor, will gain more by an humble modesty than by an authoritative manner, and will gain victory sooner in retreat than in combat.'
- St. Ignatius of Loyola
Ephesians 2:1-10 Psalm 100:1b-2,3,4ab,4c-5 Luke 12:13-21 Jesus tells the sad story of a rich man who found security in material things and forgot about the most important thing: love of God …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s homily at the Celebration of Mass for the Closing of the Synod of Bishops and the Beatification of Pope Paul VI. * * * We have just heard one of …read more
The Pharisees went off and plotted how they might entrap Jesus in speech. They sent their disciples to him, with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and that …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address to the Synod Fathers at the conclusion of the Synod of the Family. * * * Dear Eminences, Beatitudes, Excellencies, Brothers and Sisters, …read more
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Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India, president of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, has reminded the world that the Synod of Bishops on the family, wrapping up its first …read more