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Copies of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (CNS)

A letter sent to all 218 cardinals and patriarchs requests that the document be clarified against false readings

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The bishop says he would like both clergy and lay people to ‘review and develop our pastoral practice’

Pigeons fly past the dome of India's Supreme Court building in New Delhi (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

India’s Supreme Court has made technical bigamists of Catholics who have remarried after an annulment. But it has not acted unreasonably

Pope Francis speaks during the opening of the Diocese of Rome's annual pastoral conference at the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters)

But the Vatican press office changed ‘large majority’ to ‘a part’ in its official transcript

A FIlipino couple exchange rings at a mass ceremony for survivors of the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan (AP)

Pope Francis was perhaps hyperbolic. But marriage preparation shows real failings to resist the ‘culture of impermanence’

Cardinal Sarah speaks at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (CNS)

The cardinal said divorce, cohabitation and same-sex marriage hurt children and make it harder to discover God’s love

Cardinal Gerhard Müller with Pope Francis (CNS)

The cardinal said that if the Pope had wanted to change the discipline, he would have given a full explanation

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard the flight to Lesbos (AP)

Those insisting Francis is a radical progressive can’t have read Amoris Laetitia

The daunting length of Amoris Laetitia undermines its simple and direct style (CNS)
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The Pontiff has chosen to promote debate and diversity, rather than build unity around clearly expressed doctrine. The consequences will be enormous

Archbishop Blasé Cupich of Chicago  (CNS)

The Archbishop of Chicago welcomed the publication of the Pope’s apostolic exhortation