Frequently asked questions about the extraordinary synod of bishops

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A family is pictured on a field in 2013 outside their home in Nashville, Kan. The family and how it has changed in the last several decades will be under discussion when the extraordinary Synod of Bishops convenes at the Vatican Oct. 5. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Pope, in Albania, says killing in God’s name is sacrilege

Killing in the name of God is sacrilege, Pope Francis said during a one-day visit to Albania.

Pope Francis greets a Muslim representative during a meeting with leaders of other religions at the Catholic University of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Baseball player leaves behind success on diamond to follow God’s call

Bishop Michael C. Barber was able to do what general manager Billy Beane could not: Call Grant Desme to Oakland.

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Frequently asked questions about the extraordinary synod of bishops
Sep 23 2014
Find out answers to questions such as, "What is a synod?"

Archdiocese celebrates 225th anniversary with contemporary Christian concert
Sep 22 2014
Some 1,000 Catholics gathered Sept. 21 for a concert by two-time Grammy-nominated Catholic musician Matt Maher.

Pope names panel to streamline marriage annulment process
Sep 22 2014
The Vatican announced the formation of a special commission to reform the process of granting marriage annulments.

Pope, in Albania, says killing in God’s name is sacrilege
Sep 22 2014
Killing in the name of God is sacrilege, Pope Francis said during a one-day visit to Albania.

Baseball player leaves behind success on diamond to follow God’s call
Sep 21 2014
Bishop Michael C. Barber was able to do what general manager Billy Beane could not: Call Grant Desme to Oakland.

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