Category Archives: Vatican

Pope Francis’ top 10 secrets for living a holier life

VATICAN CITY — As children (and grown-ups) are getting ready for Halloween tonight, Pope Francis has spent the past week getting people ready for the feast of All Saints, celebrated Nov. 1. While the saints are meant to be role … Continue reading

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Cardinal Pell calls for ‘no doctrinal back-flips’ at next family synod

By Robert Duncan Catholic News Service (UPDATED Monday, Oct. 27) ROME (CNS) – Looking ahead to the October 2015 world Synod of Bishops on the family, Cardinal George Pell said the task for Catholics “over the next 12 months” is … Continue reading

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‘Adopt a Christian’ campaign to help Iraqi refugees

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has called repeatedly for prayers and concrete aid from the world’s faithful for those hit by the continuing crises in Iraq and Syria — a call just echoed recently by hundreds of the world’s bishops … Continue reading

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Synod work continuing in small groups

VATICAN CITY — As members, experts and observers at the Synod of Bishops on the family meet in small groups to discuss the midterm report and make suggestions — some major, some minor — for improving it, three group leaders … Continue reading

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The synod’s halfway mark; “the drama continues”

VATICAN CITY — Meeting the press after the reading of the synod’s midterm report, leaders of the assembly told reporters the document is very much a work in progress and that already that morning many synod members suggested changes and … Continue reading

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Synod synopsis: What’s being said behind closed-doors

VATICAN CITY — The latest discussions coming out of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family are continuing to focus on the challenges today’s families face. This morning the auditors — almost all of them lay couples or individuals … Continue reading

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Vatican rule: “No Tweeting from synod hall”

VATICAN CITY — Many members of the Synod of Bishops have Twitter and other social media accounts. But they won’t be tweeting or posting from the synod hall. Obviously, Pope Francis as the church’s chief legislator is free to ignore … Continue reading

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