• Vatican official: Synod won’t change doctrine

    • Sep 15, 2014

    ROME — The Vatican’s top official for the family says that October’s Synod of Bishops will debate altering church rules barring divorced and remarried Catholics from communion, but considers its emphasis will probably be on practical strategies for helping couples rather than changing doctrine. Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of

  • Three divorced Catholics, three viewpoints

    • Sep 10, 2014

    Three divorced Catholics, three viewpoints on whether the bishops attending next month’s Synod on the family should loosen the rules to let Catholics who divorced and then remarried without an annulment receive Communion. One thinks the current policy is simply unenforceable, unless the Vatican starts hanging wanted posters of divorced