Synod changes: Making less time for speeches, more time for dialogue
Oct 08 2015
Because the number of bishops in the world – and at the synods – continues to grow, the amount of time they are given for speeches to the assembly has been reduced.
Archbishop Chaput: Synod does include ‘lobbying’ in search of truth
Oct 07 2015
When a big group of people gathers to discuss something important, people start lobbying, even if that group is the world Synod of Bishops, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.
Pope says ministry to divorced, remarried is not only topic for synod
Oct 06 2015
Pope Francis urged members not to act as if the only question that mattered was the pastoral care of divorced and remarried Catholics.
Pope says synod is not parliament, but place to listen to Holy Spirit
Oct 05 2015
The world Synod of Bishops on the family is not a parliament, Pope Francis said, but it must be a place of prayer.
Lesson for synod seen in joy evident at World Meeting of Families
Oct 02 2015
Many hope the passion shown by the pope at the World Festival of Families will drive the Oct. 4-25 Synod of Bishops on the family.
Vatican says pope’s meeting with Kentucky clerk is not endorsement
Oct 02 2015
The pope's meeting with the county clerk from Kentucky who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses, does not equate support.
Vatican doesn't deny pope met Kentucky clerk, won't comment further
Sep 30 2015
The Vatican does not deny reports that while in Washington, Pope Francis briefly met with Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky.
'Sing once, pray twice': In Philadelphia, St. Joseph Hispanic community enjoys the journey
Sep 28 2015
Some Maryland Catholics who went to the papal Mass Sept. 27 couldn't get through security, but they soaked up the experience just the same.
At Festival of Families, Baltimore attendees inspired by Pope Francis' embrace of family life
Sep 27 2015
Seeing Pope Francis was a moment to cherish for the Gould family - and for other Baltimore attendees of the Festival of Families.
Attendees of World Meeting of Families help break Guinness world record
Sep 25 2015
With more than 2,263 participants in a paint-by-number mural, world record is broken at World Meeting of Families.
Annulment reforms impact Baltimore
Sep 17 2015
According to Father Seitz, the pope’s changes to the annulment process will make the process more available and faster for certain parishioners.
Eleven cardinals urge maintaining church rules on marriage
Aug 31 2015
Eleven cardinals have urged fellow church leaders to maintain the church’s rules regarding marriage and strengthen Catholic education about marriage and family life.