(RNS) Sitting around the table helps measure the health of relationships, the pontiff said: “If in a family there’s something that doesn’t work, or a hidden wound, at the table it’s understood immediately.”
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ROME (RNS) “The frame of reference is now going to be: ‘What does the gospel really say here?’” said Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl in a Q&A summing up the momentous Vatican synod that just concluded.
(RNS) The waves of social change sweeping across America got me thinking. Were Aunt Charlotte and Aunt Trudy more than simply “roommates”?
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Some of you have asked me if the synod fathers fought,” Francis said. “ I don’t know if they ‘fought,’ but they spoke forcefully. This is freedom. This is just the kind of freedom that there is in the church.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “We want to focus next year not just on the neuralgic sexual issues that seem to dominate the American media,” Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said.
(RNS) Organizers say the new conference will show that while the Catholic hierarchy is split on how to address contemporary challenges to marriage and family life, the church can nonetheless seek common ground with religious leaders outside the Vatican.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Jeff and Alice Heinzen of La Crosse, Wis., told the pope and 180 bishops attending a synod devoted to family issues that they were alarmed by the number of young people born out of wedlock or living with divorced parents.
(RNS) Instead of live and let live, entire states are saying, “Your existence as a free being makes us feel less free. So kiss your freedom goodbye.”