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Synod on the Family
James Martin, S.J.
God deals with people directly. This truth needs not to be denigrated or mocked.
Synod on the Family
Kevin Clarke
The exhortation is “an inspirational aid" to "generously accompany couples as they prepare for marriage and throughout their married life."
A young girl smiles as she embraces Pope Francis during an audience for families participating in the pastoral conference of the Diocese of Rome in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 14. (CNS photo/Giampiero Sposito, Reuters)
Synod on the Family
Drew Christiansen
Morally—and religiously—we are works in progress.
FaithSynod on the Family
Gerard O’Connell
Cardinal Schönborn: “There is continuity in teaching here, but there is also something really new.”
A woman prays in Cali, Colombia, in this April 13, 2014, file photo. (CNS photo/Christian Escobar Mora, EPA)
Synod on the Family
Meghan J. Clark
In "Amoris Laetitia" Pope Francis highlights another group on the margins: victims of domestic violence.
Pope Francis greets woman at Palmasola prison in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, July 10. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Synod on the Family
Kevin Ahern
Francis’ pastoral theology of family life draws on some surprising sources.