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Francis told members of the Roman Rota that couple must also be prepared properly for marriage

Bishop Lopes says that a firm resolution to avoid grave sin is necessary before receiving Communion

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Pope Francis has declined to answer four cardinals’ ‘doubts’ about his teaching on marriage. The Church is now in uncharted territory

The Pope visited the offices of the Roman Rota, a marriage tribunal, to speak to the bishops

The Pope spoke out after a letter from four cardinals asked for clarification of Amoris Laetitia

The cardinal said there was a tradition of issuing a formal correction if a Pope is in error

Melbourne’s John Paul II Institute is being shut down unexpectedly – the ramifications extend far beyond Australia

Francis says theologians should focus less on how people are going astray and more on helping them