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  • Still no consensus on Communion for divorced, remarried

    • Oct 17, 2014

    ROME – Heading into the 2014 Synod of Bishops on the family, the granddaddy of all controversial issues was the idea of allowing Catholics who divorce and remarry outside the Church to return to Communion. After two eventful weeks, featuring at times intense debate, the only thing that can be

  • Divisions on divorce run to the top at bishops’ summit

    Divisions on divorce run to the top at bishops’ summit

    • Oct 12, 2014

    ROME – Heading into an Oct. 5-19 Vatican summit of bishops to discuss the family, the single most controversial question was whether Catholics who divorce and remarry outside the Church ought to be allowed to receive Communion. Since the meeting reaches its halfway mark Sunday, it’s logical to wonder where

  • Two more cardinals back Communion for divorced and remarried

    • Oct 9, 2014

    Within the last 24 hours, two Italian cardinals have stepped into the fray over whether divorced and remarried Catholics ought to be able to receive Communion, with both coming down on the permissive side of the argument. Whether that will be enough to overcome strong opposition to any change among

  • Pope recalls another key anniversary in his life: his First Communion

    • Oct 8, 2014

    VATICAN CITY — Unable to resist telling the world about a personal event that is dear to his heart, Pope Francis said that 70 years ago to the day, he celebrated his First Communion. “They say that you shouldn’t talk about personal things, but I can’t resist the temptation,” he said

  • Cardinal Pell rules out change on Communion for divorced, remarried

    • Sep 17, 2014

    VATICAN CITY — In a book coming out just before October’s extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, Cardinal George Pell rules out proposed changes to church practice that would allow divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion. “Doctrine and pastoral practice cannot be contradictory,” writes Cardinal Pell, a

  • Potential changes from Synod produce both hope, alarm

    • Sep 15, 2014

    ROME — In Pope Francis’ Spanish-speaking backyard, the idea that the Oct. 5-19 Synod of Bishops might produce a change in church rules barring divorced and remarried Catholics from the sacraments, such as communion and confession, has produced hope in some quarters and alarm in others. According to La Barca

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