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Brazilian bishop says basic synod theme is how to pass on the faith
. Vatican City, Oct 16, 2018 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Brazilian Archbishop Jaime Spengler said Tuesday he believes the question at the foundation of the Synod of Bishops debates so far has been how to pass the Catholic faith on to young people, specifically in the face of the challenges posed by contemporary society. I think that the basic question, which passes through all the discussion both in the synod hall and in the smaller groups (the language circles) is a very simple question, that is: how to transmit the faith to the new generations, the archbishop told journalists Oct.
Oct 16 7:00PM The Vatican

A synod summary from the Polish synod fathers - Oct 16
. Vatican City, Oct 16, 2018 / 11:30 am (CNA).- The synod of bishops on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment is being held at the Vatican Oct. 3-28.
Oct 16 5:30PM The Vatican

Jesuit superior says pope is not the 'chief' of the Church- What did he mean?
. Vatican City, Oct 16, 2018 / 11:00 am (CNA).- Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, superior general of the Jesuits, said in an interview Monday that Pope Francis consciously calls himself the Bishop of Rome, instead of using grander titles.
Oct 16 5:00PM The Vatican

Pope laicizes two Chilean bishops for sexual abuse of minors
. Vatican City, Oct 15, 2018 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis has officially expelled two Chilean bishops from the clerical state. Both men were accused of sexual abuse of minors.
Oct 15 7:00PM The Vatican

Vatican confirms synod's final report to be voted on 'part by part'
. Vatican City, Oct 15, 2018 / 10:05 am (CNA).- The head of Vatican communications said Monday the youth synods final document will be voted on part by part, requiring a 2/3 majority to pass each section, before being forwarded to Pope Francis. Speaking at a press briefing Oct.
Oct 15 4:05PM The Vatican

Pope Francis at canonization Mass: 'Jesus is radical
. Vatican City, Oct 14, 2018 / 05:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- "Jesus is radical, Pope Francis said in his homily at the canonization of Pope Paul VI, Oscar Romero, and five other new saints. He gives all and he asks all: he gives a love that is total and asks for an undivided heart, the pope told the pilgrims gathered in St.
Oct 14 11:19AM The Vatican

Analysis: Will bishops push for clarity on the synod's procedural rules?
. Vatican City, Oct 13, 2018 / 06:13 pm (CNA).- Recent changes to canon law have left some bishops attending the 2018 Synod of Bishops uncertain about the meetings procedural rules. Unanswered questions about the synods norms could have significant effect on how the meetings final documents are regarded in the Church, and by the synod fathers themselves.
Oct 14 12:13AM The Vatican

Napier: Parishes should learn from youth synod, and synod should hear African voices
. Vatican City, Oct 13, 2018 / 12:04 pm (CNA).- A prominent South African cardinal said Saturday that the 2018 Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment can be a model for the way that Church leaders engage with youth in parishes and dioceses around the world. Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durbin also called for revisions to a synod working document he called Eurocentric, saying that the synods work must take into account the situation of young people and the Church in other parts of the world, noting especially the needs of the Church in Africa.
Oct 13 6:04PM The Vatican

The Seven in Heaven: Meet the new saints to be canonized this weekend
. Vatican City, Oct 13, 2018 / 06:00 am (ACI Prensa).- Meet the seven people Pope Francis will as officially recognized saints of the Catholic Church on Sunday. Below are brief biographies on each of their lives, as well as photos of each saint's banner currently on display at the Vatican.
Oct 13 12:00PM The Vatican

A synod summary from the Polish synod fathers - Oct 12
. Vatican City, Oct 12, 2018 / 03:45 pm (CNA).- The synod of bishops on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment is being held at the Vatican Oct. 3-28.
Oct 12 9:45PM The Vatican

Film tells story of Irish chaplain on frontlines of World War I
. Vatican City, Oct 12, 2018 / 12:30 pm (CNA).- A new film tells the story of Irish Jesuit Fr. William Willie Doyle, who during World War I brought the sacraments to dying soldiers on the battlefield, before he himself died in action on the frontline.
Oct 12 6:30PM The Vatican

Bishop Barron at Synod of Bishops: Young people are 'hungry for mission'
. Vatican City, Oct 12, 2018 / 10:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Young people are hungry for mission, Bishop Robert Barron said Friday during the 2018 Synod of Bishops, convened to discuss young people, the faith, and vocational discernment They're hungry for involvement in the life of the Church, and to be out in the field declaring the Lord, Barron said at an Oct. 12 Vatican press conference.
Oct 12 4:17PM The Vatican

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, appoints him interim DC leader
. Vatican City, Oct 12, 2018 / 04:01 am (CNA).- Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Washingtons Cardinal Donald Wuerl on Friday, while asking the cardinal to continue leading the Archdiocese of Washington on an interim basis until a permanent successor is appointed. In a letter to Wuerl obtained by CNA Oct.
Oct 12 10:01AM The Vatican

Humanae vitae is prophetic 'blueprint' for society, bishop says
. Lincoln, Neb., Oct 11, 2018 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- The message of Humanae vitae is good news and a guide for rebuilding family and society Bishop James Wall of Gallup, New Mexico, has said.
Oct 11 10:30PM The Vatican

The youth center at the center of the Church
. Rome, Italy, Oct 11, 2018 / 12:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Though it sits just steps from St. Peters Basilica, it goes unseen by the thousands of people that pass by every day.
Oct 11 6:00PM The Vatican

Francis: St John Paul II underlined priority of obeying God's will
. Vatican City, Oct 10, 2018 / 05:02 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis recalled the legacy of St. John Paul II Wednesday, meeting at the Vatican with pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Krakw.
Oct 10 11:02PM The Vatican

Vigan & Ouellet: What have we learned about the McCarrick case?
. Vatican City, Oct 10, 2018 / 04:45 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Theodore McCarrick has begun a life of prayer and penance in a monastery in Kansas. In any other circumstances, a cleric beginning something akin to an ecclesiastical life sentence would quickly fade from public consciousness.
Oct 10 10:45PM The Vatican

Give young people authentic message and messengers, archbishop says
. Vatican City, Oct 10, 2018 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- Priests and bishops need to be credible messengers who can share the message of the gospel with personal integrity, Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh has told the Synod of Bishops.
Oct 10 9:00PM The Vatican

A synod summary from the Polish synod fathers - Oct 10
. Vatican City, Oct 10, 2018 / 10:41 am (CNA).- The synod of bishops on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment is being held at the Vatican Oct. 3-28.
Oct 10 4:41PM The Vatican

Who will draft the youth synod's final report?
. Vatican City, Oct 10, 2018 / 10:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The 2018 Synod of Bishops has selected a group of bishops and priests who will draft the synods final document on young people, faith, and vocational discernment. The writing commission was assembled Oct.
Oct 10 4:24PM The Vatican