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Twenty ninth Sunday of the Year, Is 45:1, 4-6; Ps 96; 1 Thes 1:1-5B; Mt 22:15-21 (Year A)

The synod in session (CNS)

Read the English translation of the relatio post disceptationem

Archbishop Kurtz is president of the American Bishops' Conference (CNS)

The president of the U.S Catholic Bishops spoke to reporters yesterday

Catholics will be allowed to eat meat on Friday December 26, this year (PA)

Boxing Day this year falls on a Friday when Catholics are usually asked to abstain from meat

Cardinal Kasper has said that some divorced and re-married Catholics should be allowed to receive Communion (PA)

Cardinal Kasper says Pope thinks ‘great majority’ of Catholics support a ‘responsible opening’

Ann Widdecombe is a convert to Catholicism (Photo: Simon Caldwell, St Gabriel News and Media)

The former Catholic MP said that the teaching caused huge distress

Cardinal Nichols (PA)

Cardinal admits report was ‘composed under pressure’

Pope Francis (CNS)

God wants to see a faith that inspires action, says Francis in homily

The United Nations in session (PA)

‘Responsibility to protect’ must be part of ‘rule of law,’ says nuncio

The family synod in session (CNS)

Cardinal Burke accuses synod leaders of giving a distorted view of the proceedings