Synod Day 5: Participants released reports from 13 different small discussion groups that have been meeting since Tuesday.
Synod Day 3: Liked minded groups are lobbying for their positions, Philly archbishop says. “That’s what happens when human beings get together.”
Pope Francis' announcement that priests worldwide can absolve women for the sin of abortion will have little effect in the U.S. and Canada, where most priests already have such authority.
The Synod on the Family has distinguished itself through an invitation to the faithful to tell the deliberating hierarchs what's on their minds. Many have responded in great number.
NCR Today: Fourteen families from our Equally Blessed coalition have much to bring to the table of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.
New Ways Ministry is protesting the Philadelphia Archdiocese's decision not to let a parish host a gender identity workshop that would have coincided with Pope Francis' visit.
Grace on the Margins: Why would Catholic schools willingly participate in the radical injustice of terminating the vocations of its devoted LGBT employees?
In May, Fr. Warren Hall was abruptly dismissed from his position as the popular campus chaplain at Seton Hall University in New Jersey because the Catholic archbishop of Newark said his advocacy against anti-gay bullying and his identity as a gay man undermined church teaching.
Political and religious response to the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage ran the gamut from despair and anger to outright jubilation.
"We hope that everyone feels welcome to come, and certainly people who have experienced same-sex attraction are certainly welcome like anyone else," he said.