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Marriage as a Witness to Hope

  Here is the full text of the three minute intervention delivered by Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia on 7th October during the opening sessions of the Synod on the Family:  Marriage as a Witness to Hope “Brothers, The Instrumentum seemed to present us … Continue reading

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Is Satan Leading the Synod?

By Father Dickson from The Catholic Collar and Tie blog: One of the major ploys of Satan is to take a truth and distort it. In Eden he took the truth that we are made in God’s image and likeness and … Continue reading

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Leading African cardinal critiques Vatican spokesman Fr Rosica

From LifeSiteNews: ROME, October 9, 2015 South African Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, a leading cardinal on the organizing committee for the Synod on the Family, issued a pointed critique on Twitter of a controversial report on the Synod by the Vatican’s English-language … Continue reading

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A Prayer for the Synod

  Dear Lord Jesus Christ, the eyes of all men now look on those who are entrusted in a special way with the care of your Bride as they deliberate in Synod. Knowing that the gates of hell shall never … Continue reading

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Synod Flash – day four

Thanks to Rorate Caeli for today’s update: An English translation of the very conservative opening address by Cardinal Peter Erdo, Relator General of the Synod of Bishops, delivered on September 5, Day 1 of the Synod, has been made available in the … Continue reading

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Dear Synod Fathers

This Letter from Rachael Marie Collins was published on First Things: Dear Synod Fathers, My husband and I were married in April 2008. Despite a lovely courtship and beautiful wedding, the first eighteen months of our marriage were terrible. Although … Continue reading

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Synod roundup

Thanks to Edward Pentin at the National Catholic Register for this summary: At a Vatican press conference on the synod yesterday, language attachés for the meeting highlighted a number of subjects that appeared to take precedent in the opening debates. To take the … Continue reading

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Why pray the Rosary?

“We well know the Rosary‘s powerful efficacy to obtain the maternal aid of the Virgin. By no means is there only one way to pray to obtain this aid. However, we consider the Holy Rosary the most convenient and most fruitful means, as … Continue reading

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Head of Polish Bishops: No Compromise Between Truth and Untruth

Polish laity also issue appeal to synod fathers to uphold the Church’s teaching on marriage and the family. BY EDWARD PENTIN 10/06/15 – National Catholic Register The head of Poland’s bishops has given a lengthy and hard-hitting interview in which … Continue reading

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Hungarian cardinal champions Church teaching in synod address

By Andrew Guernsey at LifeSiteNews: ROME, October 6, 2015 In his opening plenary address on Monday to the Ordinary Synod, Pope Francis called for an “apostolic courage, which refuses to be intimidated.” Hungarian Cardinal Péter Erdő, General Relator of the synod, was not one … Continue reading

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The parable of the wheat and the tares: Eccles’ take on the Synod

This gem comes from Eccles – a veritable tonic for the synod-weary: There was a man who sowed good cardinal seed in his field: among the numerous varieties planted there were Burkeus Cappamagnificus, a traditional American grain, Pellus Boomerangus, a robust Australian variety, and Mueller … Continue reading

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Fr. Dariusz Oko speaks: the homolobby is “the dark side of the Church”

This article was published Monday 5th October on Toronto Catholic Witness. This is a very grave matter that sheds a sinister shadow over possible manipulations by the Homolobby at the current Synod on the Family. Fr. Dariusz Oko has given an … Continue reading

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Archbishop Gänswein’s Thinly Veiled Critique of the German Bishops

From Rorate Caeli: In a speech given at the opening of the academic year of the theological seminary of the Austrian Cistercian Abbey, Stift Heiligenkreuz (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Benedikt XVI. Heiligenkreuz), H.E. Archbishop Georg Gänswein offered what amounted to a thinly veiled … Continue reading

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Ann Barnhardt heckles Bishop

From the new group blog set up by Hilary White for the duration of the Synod: A little while back I had the opportunity to attend a small conference about Marriage and Evolution, as in Darwinian evolution, specifically addressing the damage … Continue reading

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A voice out of silence?

A surprising post from VULTUS CHRISTI yesterday asking if  Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s inclusion to the Synod opening today in Rome might not be a welcome idea. I no longer carry the power of the office for the government of … Continue reading

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