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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?"

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.

Despite 50 years of ‘War on Poverty,’ prosperity for many seems elusive
Sep 21 2014
According to the Census Bureau’s new statistics, released Sept. 16, poverty in the United States is down, but only slightly.

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.

Pope: No ‘magic wand’; evangelizing takes hard work, trust in God
Sep 20 2014
Bring the Gospel to those who need it most, Pope Francis said.

With binge drinking on rise, colleges take steps to address its dangers
Sep 19 2014
Data released by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism shows that more than 80 percent of college students consume alcohol.

Cardinal Pell rules out change on Communion for divorced, remarried
Sep 18 2014
In a book coming out just before October’s extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, Cardinal George Pell rules out proposed changes to church practice that would allow divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion.

Doctrinal wars? Both sides fire over Communion for divorced, remarried
Sep 18 2014
The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will not open until Oct. 5, but some of its most prominent members are already publicly debating.

Pope: Don’t leave home without it; take Gospel on the go, to the world
Sep 17 2014
Tuck the Gospel in your pocket and put on your walking shoes to share Christ’s love, Pope Francis said.