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Vatican official Fr Friedrich Bechina speaks at the Benedict XVI Centre’s launch (Benedict XVI Centre)

Don’t let our faith be privatised

I know from experience that religion is seen as prejudiced or irrelevant. But Catholics have a vital role to play in politics – as a new centre will demonstrate

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri arrives for a press conference to present the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (AP)

The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy in England and Wales said it was pleased the exhortation ‘calls for a return to the wisdom of Humanae Vitae’

The apostolic exhortation is gritty in places (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Francis’s exhortation doesn’t shy away from the often harsh realities of marriage and family life

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Pope Francis pauses for thought during a session 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 synod fathers must vote tomorrow on a controversial proposal on conscience (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

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

Archbishop Tomash Peta (Life Site News)

A Kazakhstani archbishop has said that the Church must defend Christ’s teaching on marriage

African synod fathers attend a meeting in Rome on Wednesday (CNS)
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Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis prays during the opening Mass of the family synod (AP)

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

The synod fathers will gather in Rome this weekend (CNS)

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