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Pope Francis opens a session of the family synod (AP/Andrew Medichini)

Far from having any hidden agenda, Francis genuinely does not know what to do about the divorced and remarried

Paul VI greets the faithful at the end of the Council on December 8 1965 (CNS)

It’s not Vatican II’s fault

Half of baptised Catholics never attend Mass and a third claim to have ‘no religion’. But it would be wrong to point the finger at the great ecumenical council

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

CTS have released a new edition of the Penny Catechism

The Catholic Truth Society has brought out a new edition of the little manual beloved of the Church before Vatican II

Sister Agnes Mary Donovan, coordinator of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, shakes hands with Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi at Tuesday's press conference (CNS)

US women religious welcome Vatican report

Apostolic visitation report marks a new beginning for women religious, sisters say

René Brülhart, ex-head of Liechtenstein's financial- intelligence unit (CNS)

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Cardinal Pell arrives for a session of the family synod (AP)

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Pope Francis talks with Cardinal Peter Erdő at the synod (CNS)

Cardinal Erdő says immediate acceptance of teaching on artificial birth control is unrealistic

Blessed John Henry Newman (Photo: CNS)

He had no time for liberalism, but would have spurned the SSPX

Pope Francis prays with the Italian bishops yesterday (AP)

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