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Small Groups Give Reports on Their Discussions of Part 1 of Instrumentum Laboris

10 Oct 2015

This morning, during the fourth General Congregation, the various Circuli Minori – 13 in total, including four in English – presented the results of their reflections on the first part of the Instrumentum Laboris, examining the mission of the family in the Church and the contemporary world. In

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Archbishop Kurtz's Intervention at Family Synod

10 Oct 2015

Here is the text of the intervention that Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the US bishops' conference, gave at the synod of bishops on the family. * * * In one of Pope Francis’ weekly reflections on marriage and the family leading up to

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Daily Marriage Tip

9 Oct 2015

Re-connecting after a business trip? There are typically two conflicting needs. The traveling spouse might be looking forward to relaxing while the at-home spouse may be looking for reinforcements (with kids, chores, etc.). Connect first by talking, then reinforce, and finally relax together.

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Synod15: Intervention of Galindo Family of Mexico During 1st General Congregation

9 Oct 2015

In the course of the 1st General Congregation of Monday, October 5, and in the course of the 3rd General Congregation of Tuesday, October 6, two auditor couples, the Galindos of Mexico and the Nkosis of South Africa, respectively, gave their testimonies. Here is a ZENIT translation of

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Congress Decision to Continue Planned Parenthood Investigation Welcomed

9 Oct 2015

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today released the following statement on the House of Representatives vote to create a Select Investigative Panel on Planned Parenthood: “The creation of this select panel is another sign that Congress takes seriously the evidence that Planned Parenthood is...

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