Synod Interview: Rwandan Bishop Antoine Kambanda is concerned that young people who grew up as orphans following the horrific 1994 genocide now have no experience in how to build families.
The group of German speaking prelates at the ongoing synod has presented a way that certain divorced and remarried Catholic persons might be allowed to take Communion in the church.
NCR Today: The Vatican on Wednesday categorically denied a story from an Italian newspaper that Pope Francis has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, calling the report “unfounded” and “seriously irresponsible.”
Synod Interview: Cardinal Maran Mar George Alencherry called on the church to take up a "new way of being" focused on standing in solidarity with peoples' suffering around the world.
Faith and Justice: With time running out, the synodal fathers appear no closer to resolving their conflicts over issues facing the family than they were a year ago.
Synod Cardinal Wilfrid Napier -- one of 13 cardinals said to have signed a letter to Pope Francis criticizing the synod -- said he no longer has concerns.
The international community must help protect the human rights, dignity of migrants regardless of their legal status, said a Vatican official at the Eighth Global Forum on Migration and Development.
Pope Francis called on people to replace their thirst for power with joy of quiet, humble service, as he proclaimed new saints, including the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux.
Archbishop Roberto González Nieves told the Synod current practice towards the remarried does not allow a “full encounter” with Christ.
Pope Francis has called for a church that is “synodal” at every level, everyone listening to each other, learning from each other and taking responsibility for proclaiming the Gospel.