9.14
Misc: Pope Francis Celebrates the Marriages of 20 Couples

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Pope Francis blessing a couple

In an historic ceremony, Pope Francis celebrated the marriages of 20 couples today at the Vatican, including couples with annulments, and children out of wedlock. Fr. James Martin SJ said, “This is what the Church of Mercy looks like.” Read more from Catholic News Service here: Cross Illuminates Purpose of Marriage, and Couples With Kids, Cohabitating are Among Those Marrying At Papal Mass. More photos after the jump:

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4.24
Misc: Did Pope Francis Tell a Divorced and Remarried Woman She Could Take Communion?

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Pope-Francis

Did Papa Frank really tell a divorced and civilly remarried woman she could receive communion? David Gibson tells the real story of the latest phone call from Pope Francis in Religion News Service here: Did Pope Francis Tell a Divorced and Remarried Woman She Could Take Communion?

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3.2
Misc: Pope Francis: Accompany, don’t condemn, those who have experienced failure in marriage

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Pope Francis

In a recent homily on marriage Pope Francis said, “When this love fails – because many times it fails – we have to feel the pain of the failure, [we must] accompany those people who have had this failure in their love. Do not condemnWalk with them – and don’t practice casuistry on their situation.” Read the entire homily from Vatican Radio here: Accompany, don’t condemn, those who have experienced failure in marriage

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1.23
Misc: It’s cardinal v. cardinal on divorced and remarried Catholics

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Cardinal Maradiaga

John Allen writes for The National Catholic Reporter about a recent disagreement between two Cardinals on the issue of divorced and remarried Catholics receiving the sacraments. “Pope Francis has himself signaled openness to some flexibility on access to the sacraments for divorced and remarried Catholics, saying during a press conference on an airplane during his return from Brazil in July that perhaps Catholicism could learn something from the practice of Eastern Orthodox churches of recognizing a second marriage.” Read the article here: It’s cardinal v. cardinal on divorced and remarried Catholics

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10.8
Misc: Pope Calls Synod to Discuss Families, Divorce and Remarriage

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wedding

The Pope has convened an extraordinary session of the Synod of Bishops to address divorce, annulments, remarriage and the “pastoral care of the family”. The Pope has said that, “The Church is a Mother and she must travel this path of mercy . . . mercy for all.” Read about this historic meeting from Catholic News Service here: Pope Calls Synod to Discuss Families, Divorce and Remarriage

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