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Catholic Bishops veto gay-friendly proposals (Pope Francis Defeated??)

Pope Francis appears to have lost out to powerful conservatives in the Roman Catholic church after bishops scrapped language that had been hailed as a historic warming of attitudes towards gay people. 72 more words

Catholic Bishops Scrap Welcome To Gays In Sign Of Split

VATICAN CITY (CBSNewYork/AP) – Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families. 1,146 more words


Pope Francis' Church: renovation or restyling?

The Italian media, after presenting the ongoing Bishops’ Synod as some sort of Revolutionary Congress, are now reporting the resistance opposed – often successfully – by conservative prelates, and anticipating a final relation which is going to be much more ambiguous and nuanced. 118 more words


My Thoughts on Roman Catholicism

I got a question from a woman who was struggling with the claims of Catholicism. She wrote, “What are your thoughts?”

Here’s my thoughts.

Are there Christians in Catholicism? 1,186 more words

Roman Catholic & Orthodox

Pope Francis, bishops begin landmark discussion on family

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~

Pope Francis and an assembly of bishops released a preliminary document after meeting at the Vatican on Oct. 13, calling for the Catholic Church to welcome gay people, unmarried couples and divorced people, as well as the children of these “nontraditional” families. 185 more words

Campus News

Synod 2014: Ecclesiology, Authority, Trust, and Fear as an Occasion of Sin

This portion of Francis’ opening remarks to the synod on the family instantly captured my attention:

“I therefore ask you, please, have these attitudes of brothers in the Lord: speak with boldness and listen with humility.

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That’s how I feel some days. Not enough coffee.

My day started off okay, then it went MONDAY!

I got two posts done and realised that I had to go to town and get my ink cartridges refilled. 391 more words