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October 13, 2014

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The Religion Clause - 5 months 2 weeks ago
From SSRN: Olga Redko, Religious Practice as a 'Thin Skull' in the Context of Civil Liability, (University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review, Vol. 72, No. 1, 2014). J. R. Kerns,...

SAne-Sex Marriage Developments In Kansas, West Virginia, Alaska

The Religion Clause - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Developments relating to same-sex marriages have been moving rapidly in Kansas.  Last Wednesday, Chief Judge Kevin Moriarty of the state's 10th judicial district (Johnson County)...

Church needs to watch its language, say Synod Members

American Catholic - Top News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
In official reports of the closed-door talks at the Synod of Bishops on the family, an emerging theme has been the call for a new kind of language more appropriate for pastoral...

Here's why Church teaching on 'gay marriage' did not change today

EWTN - Vatican News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Vatican City, Oct 13, 2014 / 05:59 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Catholic blogosphere exploded Monday after the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops released a document summarizing last week...

Synod14: Mid-Way Report Urges Listening to Families With Gaze Fixed on Christ

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 2 weeks ago
The Vatican today published the “post-discussion report” of the Extraordinary Synod on the family - a document summarizing the interventions and debates that took place last week...

First Synod Report creates a New Gospel: Homosexual Orientation must be "valued" by Church; Homosexual Unions "mutual aid that constitute precious support in the life of the partners"

Rorate Coeli - 5 months 2 weeks ago
James Tissot The Sodomites (c. 1895) Jewish Museum, New York Well, they are already blessed in Church in Argentina, so of course they must be excellent for body and spirit. From...

Don't rush to judge Columbus, anthropologist encourages

EWTN - US Latest News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Providence, R.I., Oct 13, 2014 / 05:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The controversies surrounding Christopher Columbus are sometimes misplaced and should not overshadow Columbus'...

Pope at Santa Marta: Holy law is not an end in itself

News.va - 5 months 2 weeks ago
(Vatican Radio)  Be open to God's surprises, not closed to the signs of the times and remember holy law is not an end in itself. This was Pope Francis’ message this morning at...

Pope Francis blesses those working for canonisation of Newman

Catholic Herald - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Pope Francis has sent his blessing to the people working for the canonisation of Cardinal Henry Newman. The Pope sent a message of support to the Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham...

Franciscan martyr beatified

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Father Francesco Zirano (1564-1603), a Franciscan Conventual friar who was flayed alive in Algeria after he refused to renounce his faith, was beatified in Sassari, Sardinia, on...

Daily Gospel Reflection for October 13, 2014

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Today’s Gospel: Luke 11:29-32 In April, 2009, I received the most amazing call of my life. The woman from our adoption agency said, “We believe we have found a match for your...

The poor and excluded welcome the Gospel, Pope says in Angelus address

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Reflecting on the Gospel of the day (Mt. 22:1-14), Pope Francis devoted his October 12 Angelus address to the welcome that the Gospel receives among the poor and excluded. "God is...

Pope Francis: may Quebec again become a land that produces missionaries

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
On October 12, the midpoint of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, Pope Francis celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving for the April...

Why Italians don’t go in for ‘fat shaming’

Catholic Herald - 5 months 2 weeks ago
It was the feast day of St John XXIII last Saturday, which rather took me by surprise. He is commemorated on 11th October, because that is the anniversary of the opening of the...

Pope Francis to meet with Vietnamese leader

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
On October 18, Pope Francis will meet with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung of Vietnam, according to a brief announced from the Holy See Press Office. "The meeting will allow a...

Synod on Family: Midterm report presented, 2015 Synod announced

News.va - 5 months 2 weeks ago
(Vatican Radio) As discussion at the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family got underway Monday morning, it was announced that the second phase of this process – next year’...

Family synod: mid-term report is hailed as a ‘pastoral earthquake’

Catholic Herald - 5 months 2 weeks ago
A document summing up the synod so far has been described as a “pastoral earthquake” by a leading Vatican commentator. The document, called the relatio post disceptationem, was...

Family synod: full text of the mid-term report

Catholic Herald - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Introduction During the prayer vigil held in St Peter’s Square on 4 October 2014 in preparation for the Synod on the family, Pope Francis evoked the centrality of the experience...

Synod of Bishops: October 10 roundup

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
The ninth and tenth general congregations (sessions) of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family took place on October 10. Preaching at...

Catholic Quote of the Day — from the CDF on Fatima

Integrated Catholic Life - 5 months 2 weeks ago
“Throughout history there have been supernatural apparitions and signs which go to the heart of human events and which, to the surprise of believers and non-believers alike, play...

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