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Brazilian couple asks bishops at synod to help Catholics obey teaching...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A married couple from Brazil told Pope Francis and the Synod of Bishops that the church should stop giving...

Synod bishops discussing ‘graduality’ in sexual and medical ethics

Catholic News Service VATICAN — In their discussions of sexual and medical ethics, participants at the Synod of Bishops on the family are giving...

Married couple tells pope and bishops that parishes should welcome same-sex...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A married couple told Pope Francis and the Synod of Bishops on the family that Catholic parishes should welcome...

Pope Francis asks bishops at family synod to speak fearlessly, listen...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis opened the first working session of an extraordinary Synod of Bishops Oct. 6, urging participants to speak...

Pope Francis, opening synod on family, asks bishops for creativity and...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Opening a two-week Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis warned participants against the temptations of hypocrisy, pride...

On eve of family synod, pope prays for “open and fraternal”...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Hours before opening a Synod of Bishops whose members have already started a public debate over Catholic teaching on...

Cardinal Burke: Synod should take Communion proposal off the table

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The highest ranking U.S. bishop at the Vatican says this month’s Synod of Bishops on the family should mark...

Vatican Letter: Cardinal Kasper says Pope Francis wants bishops to decide...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The author of a controversial proposal to make it easier for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion...

Vatican puts former nuncio accused of sex abuse under house arrest

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has placed a laicized papal ambassador under house arrest as he awaits a criminal trial for sexually...

Pope names five women to International Theological Commission

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, who has said the Catholic Church has “not yet come up with a profound theology of womanhood,”...

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