• Amoris Laetitia, chapter 6 – Some pastoral perspectives

    • Apr 8, 2016

    199.  The dialogue that took place during the Synod raised the need for new pastoral methods. I will attempt to mention some of these in a very general way. Different communities will have to devise more practical and effective initiatives that respect both the Church’s teaching and local problems and

  • Amoris Laetitia, chapter 7 – Towards a better education of children

    • Apr 8, 2016

    259.  Parents always influence the moral development of their children, for better or for worse. It follows that they should take up this essential role and carry it out consciously, enthusiastically, reasonably and appropriately. Since the educational role of families is so important, and increasingly complex, I would like to

  • Questioning if bishops are up to the task of protecting the family

    Questioning if bishops are up to the task of protecting the family

    • Oct 22, 2015

    As 270 Catholic bishops from around the world debate issues related to the family inside the Vatican’s Synod Hall from Oct. 4-25, activists, advocacy groups, and ordinary people with a cause to promote or a question to raise have descended on Rome to be active on the sidelines of the

  • Are the bishops fiddling while places other than Rome burn?

    Are the bishops fiddling while places other than Rome burn?

    • Oct 18, 2015

    ROME — On Friday, a colleague and I took an old friend out to lunch in one of my favorite Roman restaurants. The friend is Bishop Borys Gudziak, who leads the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Paris, and also serves as president of the prestigious Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv.

  • Looking back in history in order to move the Church forward

    Looking back in history in order to move the Church forward

    • Oct 17, 2015

    As 270 Catholic bishops from around the world debate issues related to the family inside the Vatican’s Synod Hall from Oct. 4-25, activists, advocacy groups, and ordinary people with a cause to promote or a question to raise have descended on Rome to be active on the sidelines of the

  • Married couple tells bishops they're there to help

    Married couple tells bishops they're there to help

    • Oct 17, 2015

    ROME — Many people following the Oct. 4-25 Synod of Bishops on the family are hoping the 270 prelates gathered in Rome will come out with solutions for various crises facing families today, such as high divorce rates, poverty, migration, and elderly who have been abandoned. At least one of