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The synod fathers must vote tomorrow on a controversial proposal on conscience (Mazur/

A new proposal on conscience is a frontal assault on the teachings of Veritatis Splendor, Gaudium et Spes and Cardinal Newman

Pope Francis leads a morning session of the family synod (AP)

Letters from the Synod: October 13, 2015

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

Tagle spoke at the Catholic University of America on Monday (CNS)

Cardinal Tagle pays tribute to Gaudium et Spes in speech at the at the Catholic University of America

The Pope said that belonging to the Church truly is a wonderful gift, which calls us to the highest vocation (CNS)

The Pope was speaking to pilgrims in St Peter’s Square in his weekly General Audience

Archbishop Nichols has said he will 'attend carefully to the outcomes of this broad process of consulation.' © Mazur/

Archbishop Nichols has asked for Catholics’ views ahead of the Vatican family synod next year

Pope Tawadros II talks  to the Associated Press (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/02/13

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

Benedict XVI at the weekly general audience yesterday (Photo: CNS)

On eve of 50th anniversary Benedict XVI reflects on weak and strong points of Council documents

Benedict XVI visits the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey (CNS photo/Patrick Hertzog, Pool via Reuters)

The documents of Vatican II did address Islam in passing, though they seem a little optimistic now