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Full text of Cardinal Erdo’s introductory report for the Synod on the Family

Vatican City, Oct 6, 2015 / 10:26 am (CNA).- On Oct. 5, the opening day of the 2015 Synod on the Family, Cardinal Peter Erdo of Esztergom-Budapest — who is the synod’s relator general — gave an introductory speech to … 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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How Cardinal Vincent Nichols pulled the wool over our eyes just before the 2015 Synod.

Originally posted on Faith in our Families:
Cardinal Cormack Murphy O’Connor and Cardinal Vincent Nichols As we enter the first day of the 2015 Family synod, I cannot help but feel just a little bit uneasy about something. Lets step…

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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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Petition to the Holy Father (from Msgr. Bernard Fellay)

Below is a letter from Msgr. Fellay (Superior General of the SSPX) to Pope Francis underlining the importance of safeguarding Catholic Family values and the Church’s dogmatic teaching on the sanctity and indissolubility of marriage at the Synod on the Family. … Continue reading

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St. Joseph: Patron of the Triumph of Mary’s Immaculate Heart‏

This great Catholic homily, on the eve of the Synod, will raise our courage, hopes and spirits!

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Holy Guardian Angels – October 2nd

This feast, like many others, was local before it was placed in the Roman calendar. It was not one of the feasts retained in the Pian breviary, published in 1568; but among the earliest petitions from particular churches to be … Continue reading

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I syng of a mayden

For the whole of October every year Our Lady is commemorated under her beautiful title of Our Lady of the Rosary. The Rosary, of course, has been probably the most widespread of the Church’s devotions among numerous saints and also … Continue reading

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The night I outran my demons

by Dr John Morrissey at the Catholic Herald As a young doctor on a cancer ward, I consoled myself with drink and New Age nonsense. Then one evening I stepped into a chamber of horrors Looking back over my 29 years … Continue reading

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A Survivor’s Guide to the Synod

Published by kind permission of the Editor, Catholic Voice Ireland. by Deacon Nick Donnelly After the difficult events of the Extraordinary Synod in 2014, I know I’m not alone in feeling a sense of anxiety and powerlessness about the Synod … Continue reading

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Words of Encouragement from Bishop Schneider

In his latest post Steve Skojec over at OnePeterFive writes: Last week, I wrote to Bishop Athanasius Schneider, asking for encouragement in the face of such darkness emanating from within the Church. In his response, he exhorted, “God is using in this time … Continue reading

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