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Pope Francis. Photo by Jeffrey Bruno, Wikipedia Commons.
Pope Francis. Photo by Jeffrey Bruno, Wikipedia Commons.


Pope Francis’ Closing Synod Speech Received With Standing Ovation

Pope Francis’ address at the conclusion of the Synod on the Family, delivered Saturday, was responded to with a four-minute standing ovation on the part of the bishops attending the Vatican meeting. In the Oct. 18 speech, the Pope thanked the bishops for their efforts, and noted the various temptations that can arise in such […]

View of the dome of the Vatican's Saint Peter's Basilica from Borgo Santo Spirito
View of the dome of the Vatican's Saint Peter's Basilica from Borgo Santo Spirito


Synod’s Final Report Shows Nuance On Homosexuality, Remarriage – Analysis

By Andrea Gagliarducci The synod’s final report, released Saturday, presents substantial changes with respect to the much discussed midterm report, especially regarding homosexual persons and the divorced and remarried. The final report was voted on, paragraph by paragraph, by the synod fathers; and, by Pope Francis’ choice, the result of each poll has been publicized, […]

View of the dome of the Vatican's Saint Peter's Basilica from Borgo Santo Spirito
View of the dome of the Vatican's Saint Peter's Basilica from Borgo Santo Spirito


Amid Criticism, Cardinal Marx Supports Synod’s Midterm Report

By Andrea Gagliarducci Even though the Synod on the Family’s midterm relatio was widely criticized by the bishops’ small groups, Cardinal Reinhard Marx affirmed it only needs to be balanced, while speaking at Friday’s synod press briefing. The Archbishop of Munich and Freising also noted the importance of the document’s openings regarding the Church’s praxis […]

Map of Ukraine with Donetsk highlighted.
Map of Ukraine with Donetsk highlighted.


Cold Steel And Christians In Ukraine’s Fight

By Dmitry Durnev Volunteer units deployed alongside Ukraine’s regular army often bear the brunt of the fighting. In the southeastern port city of Mariupol, for example, they helped stem an offensive by pro-Russia forces with improvised bombs made out of fire extinguishers and impregnable shields using the high-grade steel for which this part of Ukraine […]