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If You Aren't Hearing or Reading These Lines From the Synod, It's Time to Find a New News Source SERVANT AND STEWARD - October 13, 2014 I cannot begin to fathom why the Holy See Press Office would release the so-called "midterm report" of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops presently meeting in Rome when it r efuses to publish the individual interventions of the Bishops and Cardinals. If the Holy See Press published the Relatio post disceptationem in attempt to keep the media from hijacking the media, this has failed miserable; the "midterm report" has, in many ways allowed ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/fIxDyiWRWw8/if-you-arent-hearing-or-reading-these.html
Ninth General Congregation: Listen to the Laity VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - October 10, 2014 Vatican City, 10 October 2014 (VIS) – During the ninth general Congregation, which took place this morning, 15 interventions were heard (6 from couples and 9 from single Auditors), almost all laypersons engaged in the fields of family pastoral care, bioethics and human ecology. From various countries throughout the world and representing almost all the continents, the Auditors brought to the Assembly their living testimony of family apostolate lived ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2014/10/ninth-general-congregation-listen-to.html
Fifth General Congregation: Critical Situations Within the Family, the Question of Mixed Marriages, and Mercy and Truth VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - October 8, 2014 Vatican City, 8 October 2014 (VIS) – In the fifth general Congregation, which took place tis morning and which the Holy Father did not attend on account of the general audience, the general debate continued on the themes outlined in the Instrumentum laboris: "The Pastoral Challenges of the Family (Part II, Chapter 2). The Crisis of Faith and Family Life / Critical Situations within the Family / External Pressures on the Family / Special Situations". First and ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2014/10/fifth-general-congregation-critical.html
Summary of the Relatio Ante Disceptationem VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - October 6, 2014 Vatican City, 6 October 2014 (VIS) – The "Report prior to discussion" presented this morning by Cardinal Peter Erdo, relator general, introduces the work of the Synod, emphasising the main points in relation to which the discussion of the Assembly should develop. In this sense, it is important to highlight a new element: the report of this Synod Assembly already includes the Synod Fathers' written discourses, sent in advance to ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2014/10/summary-of-relatio-ante-disceptationem.html
The Synod on the Family 1 MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - October 5, 2014 ... new balance, otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards." The 263 participants in the Synod of the Family are almost all celibate males, with no first-hand experience of creating their own families, although a dozen hand-picked Roman Catholic married couples will sit in and share their experience with the synod "fathers". Pope Francis will address the synod when it opens but intends to use the meeting mainly as a listening experience. He wants the ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-synod-on-family-1.html
"To Propose the Family With Credibility... And Creativity" – On Synod Eve, the Pope Calls for "Pentecost" WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - October 4, 2014 Much as you've seen the theatrics and heard the volleys of views these last months, only with a morning Mass in the Square does the curtain go up on the Extraordinary Synod on "the Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization." Lest anyone got confused amid the spectacles in the gathering's run-up, most of what's transpired until now doesn't mean terribly much – dueling Europeans and North Americans do not a Synod make... nor, for that matter, ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2014/10/to-propose-family-with-credibility-and.html
Presentation of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, 2015 VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - September 16, 2014 Vatican City, 16 September 2014 (VIS) – This morning in the Holy See Press Office, Archbishops Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family and Charles Joseph Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., of Philadelphia, U.S.A., presented the World Meeting of Families on the theme "Love is our mission: the family fully alive", which will take place in the North American city from 22 to 27 September 2015. In his presentation Archbishop Chaput commented on ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2014/09/presentation-of-world-meeting-of.html