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Vatican publishes list of synod participants, including papal nominees

VATICAN CITY -- To the list of members of the Synod of Bishops elected by national bishops' conferences, Pope Francis added cardinals from 14...

Synodality: Walking together

The concept of "synodality," originally applied to bishops meeting together to discuss church teaching, has become increasingly important and extended since the Second Vatican...

Synod of bishops: Traveling on a journey together

The topic of "synodality" has generated rich conversation in recent years, especially since the election of Pope Francis. This term can seem foreign or...

On synod’s eve, a priest at Vatican declares his homosexuality

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — On the eve of the start of the Synod of Bishops on the family, a Polish monsignor who works...

Austrian cardinal hopes bishops’ synod helps families and doesn’t just criticize

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A three-week Synod of Bishops to talk in the abstract about Catholic teaching on the family makes no sense...

Cardinal Burke urges pope to take hot-button issues off table for...

Catholic News Service LIMERICK, Ireland — A recently reassigned Vatican official has urged Pope Francis to take the issues of Communion for the divorced and...

Married life is better with natural family planning, say couples at...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Catholic couples who ignore church teaching on contraception “don't know what they are missing,” said a U.S. couple invited...

About marriage annulments — Pastoral outreach, legal proceedings both part of...

Catholic News Service There's an inherent tension between upholding the indissolubility of sacramental marriage and bringing pastoral care to those whose marriages have failed, according...

Fall meeting at Vatican to review state of family; 2015 synod...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Representatives of the world's Catholic bishops, meeting together in a synod, are not expected to make any formal proposals...

Diocesan reports on family life surveys indicate lack of understanding of...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — A handful of U.S. bishops have released some results of public responses to a survey for the Vatican in preparation...

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