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October 19 - Holy Mass for the conclusion of the Synod and Beatification of Pope Paul VI.

I love Blessed Pope Paul VI, because of his Encyclical “Humanae Vitae.”

“Dear Blessed Pope Paul VI – Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. “


Synod Document of October 13 2014

My fear about the Synod was that it would “get it wrong,” that is, issue a statement that would have some statements that would be open to all sorts of speculation and misinterpretation. 437 more words


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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Young people and porn

Pope Paul VI predicted in Humanae vitae, “that a man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence due to a woman, and, disregarding her physical and emotional equilibrium, reduce her to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires.” This prediction might have seemed far-fetched in 1968 when the encyclical was released, but we now have ample evidence that it was completely correct. 554 more words

Humanae Vitae

Bishops acknowledging reality of Catholic families

Pope Francis attends a morning session of a two-week synod on family issues at the Vatican, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic bishops are showing remarkable openness to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays have gifts to offer the church and that there are “positive” aspects of a couple living together with being married. 400 more words

What the Synod and the U. S. Supreme Court Have in Common

A Catholic Synod of bishops and others convened on Sunday, October 5, to discuss matters of great importance to the family. On October 7, the U.S. 911 more words