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.
Synod, Day 10: The Catholic prelates attending the synod have again revealed apparently significant differences of opinion on how the church should approach families, particularly over using inclusive language.
Synod Day 5: Participants released reports from 13 different small discussion groups that have been meeting since Tuesday.
A synod prelate has expressed concern that church leaders discussing family life issues may be limited in their understanding of those issues because of their celibate lifestyles.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster urged priests to end debating the upcoming synod on the family in the press after more than 450 priests published a letter calling on the Catholic church to retain the prohibition on divorced and remarried Catholics receiving holy Communion.
The Catholic bishops of England and Wales have made the defense of human life their top priority in guidance to Catholic voters ahead of the general election.
A four-page letter to voters, which will be distributed throughout churches, lists "important issues" the bishops invite Catholics to raise with candidates in the May 7 election for the House of Commons.
Young Africans are being seduced into modern slavery by the promise of a dream that never comes true, an English cardinal told a conference on human trafficking.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster said "there seems to be no enticement that isn't being used" by human traffickers to entrap children.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster asked Catholics to recognize the "real goodness" in the lives of many cohabiting couples and those who have divorced and civilly remarried.
Analysis: The Vatican summit on the challenges of family life wrapped without reaching a consensus on hot-button topics. Where does that leave Francis' papacy and the church?
Q and A: Archbishop Joseph Kurtz said he hopes the synod can help support marriage and will convey "the beauty of the teachings of Jesus."