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Cardinal Sarah: Crisis of Today’s Families Is How Concepts of Marriage, Family Have Changed

While saying that the Holy Father sees that families today have been attacked and feels their pain and brokenness, Cardinal Robert Sarah has reaffirmed that we must strongly and firmly defend the Church teachings given to us, especially Jesus’ words a…

Pope Francis: A Grateful Heart is a Happy Heart

While speaking on the beauty of the unity of the Church at his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis also used the occasion to remind the faithful to not give into those actions which divide it, such as jealousy and feeling superior. Posing a questi…

Patriarch Younan: ‘Middle East Families Are Facing a Great Challenge’

Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan, the Syrian Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, has said that the challenge for Christians in Iraq and Syria is “not only how to live our Christian vocation, but how to survive,” and that the Church is “caring for them…

Pope to Consistory: We Are Witnessing a Phenomenon of Terrorism

Dedicating this morning’s Consistory of Cardinals to the Middle East, and particularly the region’s Christians, Pope Francis has called on the international community to do their part as well as his fellow prelates to protect those suffering in the war-torn region. Addressing the Consistory of Cardinals convened …

Cardinal Vincent Nichols: Even If Disagreements Existed, There Was ‘No Division’ at Synod?

As the synod drew to a close, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, has expressed his belief that this Synod of Bishops will provide pastoral approaches to welcome Catholics back to the Church. In an interview with ZENIT before th…

Synod14 Final Briefing: Though We Still Are On a Journey, Pope Wanted This Document Available to All

Pope Francis has ensured that the world will be fully aware of results of this synod on the family and has warned the world’s top Church officials against various temptations, including being too rigid, as well as too soft. Speaking to the nearly 200 prelates gathered at the Synod of Bishops on the family’s final…

Synod14: At Briefing, Head of Asian Bishops Says the Relatio ‘Embraces Everybody’

Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India, president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, has reminded the world that the Synod of Bishops on the family, wrapping up its first stage this weekend at the Vatican, is not about bishops learning…

Synod14: Cardinal Marx Calls for Individual Situations to Be Taken Seriously

During a briefing at the Holy See Press Office this afternoon, Father Federico Lombardi, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Msgr. Paul Pontier, and Spanish laywoman llva Myriam Hoyos Castaneda spoke on the continuing work of the Synod of Bishops.  Cardinal Marx noted that the debate was “intense,” but “overall there …

Cardinal Napier: Pope Can Only Do So Much; Changes Must Happen Locally

Even if Pope Francis’ dedication and efforts have a great impact, Cardinal Wilfrid Napier is convinced that, in order to bring the family to a new level, those on a local level must step it up. In an interview this week with ZENIT, the South African cardinal and Synod Father for the “B” English discussion group, …

Leader of Madagascar’s Bishops: ‘We Must Encourage, Pray for Families in Difficulty Because They Are Also Loved by God’

This synod is addressing the concrete struggles of families, says the president of the episcopal conference of Madagascar, especially those from the world’s most poor nations. In an interview with ZENIT, Archbishop Désiré Tsarahazana, the head of Madagascar’s bishops, discussed the difficulties facing his nation …

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