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.
The church has to respect decisions divorced and remarried people make about their spiritual lives after they examine their conscience, according to Chicago's Archbishop Blase Cupich.
Faith and Justice: There are five reasons the synod was doomed to fail before it started. Perhaps Pope Francis can save it, but the odds are against him.