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Saving and Promoting Marriage for Our Children and Society
Despite the efforts to defend against the redefinition of marriage across the country, a redefined marriage disconnected from the interest of children and the foundation of the family is increasingly becoming accepted in the minds of many, especially the young.
CCGI Feature Articles for Faith and Formation
Bishop Conley Reassures Clergy
Over 'Amoris Laetitia'
LINCOLN, NE, December 11, 2016 -- Clarity and renewal can be the fruit of disputes and disagreements, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln said to his priests on Monday, reassuring them in the face of confusion regarding Amoris laetitia.
How the ‘Dubia’ Drama Will End
LONDON, December 2, 2016 -- Pope Francis has declined to answer four cardinals’ ‘doubts’ about his teaching on marriage. The Church is now in uncharted territory.
On theReading of Amoris Laetitia
in Light of Church Teaching:
A True and Living Icon
PORTLAND, OR, October 14,2016 -- Archbishop Alexander Sample wrote this pastoral letter seeking to correct what he called “troublesome” misuse of Pope Francis’ recent apostolic exhortation on marriage and family life. In it, Archbishop Sample said that Pope Francis’ exhortation, issued in April, has rightly been lauded by Catholics and non-Catholics alike for its pastoral approach. The image of the church as a “field hospital,” the archbishop wrote, is a potent reminder of the services provided by priests, deacons, and parish staffs, as well as the wounded that they care for.
Pope Francis Shows Continuity
on Divorce, Remarriage
PHILADELPHIA, July 7, 2016 -- Pope Francis’ teaching on divorce-and-remarriage and the sacraments represents Catholic tradition and shows the way forward for engaging those who are estranged and hurting, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has said.
“Amoris Laetitia.” Basic Tips For Not Losing the Way
ROME, July 6, 2016 – They are formulated by Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, who however asks also for “further guidelines on the part of the competent authority.” To prevent “risks and abuses both among pastors and among the faithful”
Interview with Robert Spaemann on
STUTTGART, Germany, April 29, 2016 -- Greatly valued as an advisor by Saint John Paul II, a friend of Benedict XVI, and widely held to be the most important German Catholic philosopher of recent decades, Robert Spaemann, emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Munich, expressed a distinctly critical interpretation of Amoris laetitia in this interview with Anian Christoph Wimmer, editor of CNA's German-language edition. Please see the full text of the interview.
Archbishop Chaput on the Synod:
‘Very Positive,’ but Not Problem-Free
VATICAN October 23, 2015 At this year’s Synod on the Family, Archbishop Charles Chaput might be dubbed “The Shepherd of Truth.”
The Saint and the Synod–
John Paul II’s Legacy
Still Seen in Church Teaching
VATICAN, October 22, 2015 -- Though it has been more than 10 years since the death of Pope John Paul II, the saint’s impact can still be seen in those working to uphold Church teaching at the Synod on the Family, said his former secretary.
A Voice Missing from the Synod:
Faithful Catholics with
DETROIT, MI, August 13, 2015 -- When presenters addressed last year’s Synod of Bishops to discuss challenges facing the family, there was one group who voice was absent – those with same-sex attraction living chastely.
Pope: Divorce and Remarriage
Contradicts the Sacrament, but
Church Always Reaches
VATICAN, August 5, 2015 -- Echoing his predecessors on the need to care for divorced and remarried persons, Pope Francis said Christians should help these persons integrate into the community rather than treating them as though they are excommunicated.
Polish, Eastern Catholic Bishops
Stand Firm on
Pastoral Care for Families
ROME, Jun 9, 2015 -- During recent meetings which were held separately, both the Polish bishops and the Eastern Catholic bishops from Europe have discussed the family in view of the upcoming Synod on the Family, and are likely to uphold Catholic pastoral care for families.