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If Francis doesn’t soon make it clear that the synod can’t abandon Catholic teaching, his pontificate could spin out of control

Pope Francis arrives for a morning session of the synod (CNS)

Cardinal Burke is right: the group responsible for reporting the synod is manipulating the presentation of what’s actually happening

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The daughters of Asia Bibi hold a photo of their mother (CNS)

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The first pope accused of being a Marxist

Paul VI (PA)

Paul VI is synonymous with Humanae Vitae, but we have forgotten that he was a revolutionary pontiff in Francis’s mould

NUS’s refusal to condemn ISIS is a product of our bizarre culture of deference

Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq (CNS)

A very modern dogma has caused the National Union of Students take leave of whatever sense they had

If the Pope agrees with Cardinal Kasper’s proposal, isn’t it time that we heard it straight from him?

Cardinal Kasper says that the Pope agrees with him on Communion for the divorced and re-married (PA)

The Church needs a leader now not a life coach

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Badges supporting ISIS on sale in a bookshop in Istanbul (AP)

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Francis is framed by flags from a delegation rom Carovigno, southern Italy, (AP)

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Do lavish weddings make for happy marriages?

An American university has carried out research into the cost of weddings and the success of marriages (AP Photo)

Money and how you spend it can be a prime source of friction in a marriage

The English version of the Synod document is quite frankly a disgrace. Whoever is responsible for it should be ashamed

Let us hope that he Synod Fathers will listen carefully to the reaction that this document has elicited (CNS)

English is the world’s most important language, or are there some people in the Vatican who have not woken up to that?

Catholic Herald view: The synod has a long way to go before it truly realises Francis’s vision

Francis is seeking a revolution in the culture, rather than content, of Catholicism

The synod fathers have yet to translate Francis’s vision into a coherent pastoral plan