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Pictures from Pope Francis’ apostolic journey

Pictures from Pope Francis’ apostolic journey

| October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pics from the pope’s visit

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Pope says ministry to divorced, remarried is not only topic for synod

Pope says ministry to divorced, remarried is not only topic for synod

| Cindy Wooden | October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

As the discussion began at the world Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis urged members not to act as if the only question that mattered was the pastoral care of divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, his spokesman said.

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Pope says synod is not parliament, but place to listen to Holy Spirit

Pope says synod is not parliament, but place to listen to Holy Spirit

| Cindy Wooden | October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

The world Synod of Bishops on the family is not a parliament where participants will negotiate or lobby, Pope Francis said, but it must be a place of prayer where bishops speak with courage and open themselves to “God who always surprises us.”

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Bishop calls Catholic men to get off sidelines, step ‘into the breach’

Bishop calls Catholic men to get off sidelines, step ‘into the breach’

| October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Catholic men must reclaim and live the virtue of Christian masculinity, Phoenix Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted says in his newly released apostolic exhortation, “Into the Breach.”

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Devil tricks, seduces with promises of wealth, power, pope says

Devil tricks, seduces with promises of wealth, power, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Every day, the devil tries to trick and seduce people with promises of riches, grandeur and power, Pope Francis said.

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‘Unite suffering’ with those grieving, archbishop tells Oregon Catholics

‘Unite suffering’ with those grieving, archbishop tells Oregon Catholics

| Ed Langlois | October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

St. Joseph Parish in Roseburg hosted an emotional Mass the evening of Oct. 1 for 10 people who died in a shooting that morning at Umpqua Community College. Auxiliary Bishop Peter Smith traveled from Portland for the liturgy.

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Fidelity, truth, love must guide church outreach to families, pope says

Fidelity, truth, love must guide church outreach to families, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | October 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

At the same time, he said, the church must carry out its mission with charity, not only “not pointing a finger in judgment of others,” but also seeking out all who are lonely and in pain, caring for “hurting couples with the balm of acceptance and mercy.”

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On synod’s eve, Vatican official declares his homosexuality

On synod’s eve, Vatican official declares his homosexuality

| Cindy Wooden | October 4, 2015 | 3 Comments

On the eve of the Synod of Bishops on the family, a Polish monsignor who works in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, publicly declared he is homosexual and has a stable partner.

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Coming attractions: Sequels to court’s cases over mandate, other topics

Coming attractions: Sequels to court’s cases over mandate, other topics

| Patricia Zapor | October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Between cases already on the Supreme Court’s docket for the 2015-2016 term and some of the appeals thought likely to be accepted for review, it might look like the justices have taken up Hollywood’s love of sequels to blockbusters.

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Back to the synod: Year given for ‘discernment’ also brought debate

Back to the synod: Year given for ‘discernment’ also brought debate

| Cindy Wooden | October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis planned two gatherings of the Synod of Bishops to focus on the family and urged participants to use the year between the assemblies as a time for “true spiritual discernment” with both study and prayer.

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Everyone has a guardian angel to protect, guide in life, pope says

Everyone has a guardian angel to protect, guide in life, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Everyone has a guardian angel who is advising and protecting each individual on earth, Pope Francis said at morning Mass.

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Silence and indifference to migrant crisis lead to complicity, pope says

Silence and indifference to migrant crisis lead to complicity, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

Indifference to the crises and tragedies today’s migrants and refugees are facing lead to complicity when people remain silent or refuse to act, Pope Francis said.

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