Divorced Catholics

Thumbnail pope francis Amid anti-Francis blowback, humor is a ray of hope

In the wake of the latest Roman expression of anti-Pope Francis backlash, in this case a satirical spoof of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore...

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Thumbnail wedding bands credit isak55 via wwwshutterstockcom cna 12 10 15 Amid rising divorce rates, Malawi bishops hold marriage conference

Divorce rates in Malawi have increased in the past few years, leading the local Catholic Church to emphasize the importance of family life and...

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Thumbnail pope francis 2 with archbishop charles chaput at the wednesday general audience in st peters square on june 24 2015 credit losservatore romano cna 6 24 15 Archbishop Chaput: Pope Francis shows continuity on divorce, remarriage

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 7, 2016 / 03:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ teaching on divorce-and-remarriage and the sacraments represents Catholic...

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Thumbnail a couple newly married by pope francis receives communion in st peters basilica on sept 14 2014 credit lauren cater cna cna 9 15 14 Bishop Paprocki: Don't be misled, Archbishop Chaput got it right on marriage

Springfield, Ill., Jul 20, 2016 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Some news reports got it wrong: Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput’s guidelines on...

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Thumbnail ring cna Bishops: Don't let the media guide Catholics on divorce

Edmonton, Canada, Sep 17, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Divorced Catholics who have remarried civilly are welcome to seek reconciliation with...

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Thumbnail cardinal carlo caffarra cna file photo cna Cardinal Caffarra explains the reasons behind the dubia

Bologna, Italy, Jan 16, 2017 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an interview with an Italian daily published Saturday, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra...

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Thumbnail card gerhard ludwig mller daniel ibez cna cna 6 14 16 Cardinal Mueller: There's no problem with doctrine in 'Amoris laetitia'

Vatican City, Jan 9, 2017 / 12:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican’s doctrinal head has challenged several cardinals' public questioning of the...

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Thumbnail a pilgrim prays the rosary in st peters square before the wednesday general audience with pope francis on oct 29 2014 credit daniel ib  ez cna cna 10 29 14 Cardinal Müller: Can't receive Communion? You can still participate in Church's life

A focus on the reception of Holy Communion by the divorced-and-remarried misses the larger point of pastoral care: participation in the Church's...

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Thumbnail cardinal gerhard muller Deafening silence on Müller confirms key insight on Pope Francis’ papacy

There’s an old philosophical head-scratcher that asks: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a noise? In...

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Thumbnail marriage couple holding hands credit scribbletaylor via flickr cc by nc 20 cna 11 19 14 For Bishop Olmsted, Pope Francis shows continuity on marriage

Phoenix, Ariz., Sep 23, 2016 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has not changed Catholic practice on Holy Communion for the divorced and...

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Thumbnail cardinal walter kasper at the presentation on armenian genocide april 24 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna 4 24 15 For Cardinal Kasper, 'Amoris laetitia' allows new pastoral practices

Munich, Germany, Oct 28, 2016 / 05:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a recent article for a German journal, Cardinal Walter Kasper – a protagonist for the...

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Thumbnail pope francis meets with german bishops during their ad limina visit vatican city nov 20 2015 credit losservatore romano cna 11 20 15 German bishops say the divorced-and-remarried may receive Communion

Cologne, Germany, Feb 1, 2017 / 11:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The German bishops have published their own guidelines on Amoris laetitia allowing, in...

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Thumbnail pope francis meets with argentinian president mauricio macri and his wife juliana awada in vatican city feb 27 2016 credit losservatore romano cna 2 27 16 How a change in Vatican protocol reflects outreach to the divorced-and-remarried

With an eye toward divorced-and-remarried Catholics, Pope Francis has recently changed protocol for heads of state who are visiting the Pope at the...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 154250726 How to heal after a divorce

Her husband had left her and she felt lost. Like many experiencing divorce or separation, Julie Monell-Auzenne wasn’t sure where to turn for help....

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Thumbnail press conference on post synodal apostolic exhortation amoris laetitia 1 in vatican city on april 8 2016 credit daniel ibanez cna 4 8 16 Integration requires conversion: reflections on Amoris laetitia

Reflecting on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on love in the family, two professors at the John Paul II Institute have emphasized the close...

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Thumbnail monsignor charles j scicluna credit alan holdren cna Maltese bishops: Divorced-and-remarried 'at peace with God' may receive Communion

Valletta, Malta, Jan 13, 2017 / 11:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As debate over Amoris laetitia continues to gain steam, the Maltese bishops have come...

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Thumbnail marriage credit ivan galashchuk via wwwshutterstockcom cna 10 14 15 Marriage is holy: A Swiss bishop publishes 9 points on 'Amoris laetitia'

Chur, Switzerland, Feb 3, 2017 / 10:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Referring extensively to Pope Francis' writing in Amoris laetitia, a Swiss bishop on...

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Thumbnail christmas tree lighting 1 in st peters square on dec 18 2015 credit alexey gotovskiy cna 12 18 15 mueller muller Müller on Amoris Laetitia: the Church is called to promote a 'culture of the family'

Those who think Pope Francis' recent apostolic exhortation changed the Church's discipline on Holy Communion for the divorced-and-remarried are...

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