Cardinal Dolan Among Concerned Bishops Who Wrote Pope about Synod

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(CNA, by Ann Schneible)  New York’s archbishop is listed among the signatories in a letter last week to Pope Francis over whether this year’s Synod on the Family lacked the “openness and genuine collegiality” needed to accomplish its purpose, it was revealed Monday. In the letter dated Oct. 5, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and the other prelates allegedly addressed the Pope with … Read More

USCCB President, Archbishop Kurtz, provides helpful analogy regarding Synod on the Family

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(By Patricia Zapor, Catholic News Service) — Acknowledging that families come with complications, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops reminded his fellow bishops Nov. 10 that their role is to accompany their family of the church through their fears and concerns. “Evangelizing means witnessing to our hope in Jesus,” said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, in … Read More

Did Pope Francis get what he wanted from the synod?

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(Catholic News Service, by Francis X. Rocca)  Since the end of the Oct. 5-19 Synod of Bishops on the family, news outlets have portrayed the outcome as a “setback” or “loss” for Pope Francis — even a “rebuke” to him. Journalists have pointed to the absence, in the synod’s final report, of an earlier version’s strikingly conciliatory language toward people … Read More

Pope Francis’ speech at the conclusion of the Synod on the Family

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Dear Eminences, Beatitudes, Excellencies, Brothers and Sisters, With a heart full of appreciation and gratitude I want to thank, along with you, the Lord who has accompanied and guided us in the past days, with the light of the Holy Spirit. From the heart I thank Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod, Bishop Fabio Fabene, under-secretary, and with … Read More