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The daunting length of Amoris Laetitia undermines its simple and direct style (CNS)

The Pontiff has chosen to promote debate and diversity, rather than build unity around clearly expressed doctrine. The consequences will be enormous

Cardinal Kasper famously insisted that the family synod's final text 'opened a door' for his proposal (AP)

Could the Kasper proposal, decisively rejected by the synod fathers, really be in the papal text?

Vladimir Putin congratulates Patriarch Kirill on the anniversary of his enthronement on February 1 (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/02/16

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Retired Pope Benedict XVI is assisted by Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household, as he walks through the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

Are there really two popes?

Benedict XVI’s resignation and his enigmatic life as Pope Emeritus have inspired ludicrous conspiracy theories. It’s time to put them to rest

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a church in New Hampshire on Tuesday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 31/12/15

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Mother Angelica turned a monastery garage into a global Catholic media network (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/12/15

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

'The abuse crisis was caused by abusers in the first place, but the crisis became a catastrophe because many bishops were not properly capable of oversight' (CNS)

Group of British priests hails the synod’s ‘brave refusal to accept ideological colonisation’

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, pictured in 1987 (AP)

In 1985 Cardinal Ratzinger wrote a letter that eerily addresses the questions raised at the family synod

Cardinals leave the synod hall on the last day of the family synod (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

The family synod: 'Genuine compassion concerns action, not emotion' (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The synod fathers must be careful that they are not misled by emotions