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

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

The Synod’s script is atrocious

The Instrumentum Laboris is at best theologically thin and tirelessly moralistic

The heart of St Philip’s apostolate is beating strong half a millennium after his birth

My friend Gerry’s Vatican flag had been lowered ever since Pius XII died

In the first of a four-part look ahead to October’s synod, Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith says the Church hierarchy must prove it is willing to listen to the views of everyone

A fully involved laity, a Church permanently in mission, and beautiful singing, the Church here thrives

The veil denotes our hallowed status as life-givers

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