9.8
Misc: Pope Francis Streamlines the Annulment Process

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Pope Francis has announced new procedures to streamline the annulment process, emphasizing mercy and making it easier for Catholics with invalid marriages to remarry in the Catholic Church. Anna Keating on why this is happening in America here: Reaching Out to Those Who Have Experienced ‘A Failure in Love’. The Washington Post has the story here: Pope Francis Streamlines the Annulment Process. Listen to it on NPR 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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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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1.23
Misc: It’s cardinal v. cardinal on divorced and remarried Catholics

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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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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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