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Cardinal Kasper dismisses African prelates' objections to Synod proposals

Catholic News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:16
Cardinal Walter Kasper said that African prelates should not have much influence on the Synod of Bishops, in an interview with the Zenit news agency. The German cardinal said that ...

Translation error cited in Synod report's passage on homosexuality

Catholic News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:14
An inaccurate translation in a key passage of an interim report has exacerbated concerns about the work of the Synod of Bishops, the Catholic News Agency notes. In a passage regarding ...

Armenian, Syriac patriarchs urge worldwide recognition of Armenian genocide

Catholic News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:13
The leaders of two Eastern Christian churches have united in a call for the world to recognize the gravity of the Armenian genocide, as the 100th anniversary of that tragedy approaches. ...

Cardinal Müller raps 'shameful' bias in interim Synod report

Catholic News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:12
The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has denounced an interim report from the Synod of Bishops as "worthless." Cardinal Gerhard Müller, speaking in one of the ...

Bishop confident priest will be released after Islamic trial in Syria

Catholic News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:11
The apostolic vicar of Aleppo, Syria, has said that he is "optimistic" about the prospects for release of Father Hanna Jallouf, the Franciscan priest who faces trial before an Islamic ...

President's supporters threaten priests, nuns in Democratic Republic of Congo

Catholic News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:10
Catholic priests and religious in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been threatened with violence since the country's bishops staked out their opposition to a bid to allow President ...

Priests details special problems of pastoral care for families in Russia

Catholic News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:10
As the Synod of Bishops discusses pastoral care for the family, a representative of the Archdiocese of the Mother of God, in Moscow, has spoken with the AsiaNews service about the unique ...

Apple, Facebook will pay female employees to freeze eggs, continue careers

Catholic News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:09
Two powerful American high-tech companies are offering to pay female workers to have their eggs frozen, so that they can continue to work full-time without forfeiting the chance to have ...

Vatican delegate to UN: don't judge women's advances by men's standards

Catholic News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:07
In a statement to a UN session on the advancement of women, the Vatican's representative has argued that the welfare of women "should not be measured merely by the criterion of equality ...

Cardinal Dolan calls for clear reaffirmation of Church's teaching on marriage

Catholic News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:55
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, a participant in the Synod of Bishops, said in an interview that "we want to be as clear and as compelling as possible in reaffirming the Church's ...

Pope Francis reflects on the Church as the heavenly bride

Catholic News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:38
Reflecting on a passage from the Book of Revelation, Pope Francis discussed the bridal nature of the Church in his October 15 general audience. The Church, he said, prepares each day ...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

Oppose family detention, urges US bishops' immigration initiative

Catholic News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:37
Justice for Immigrants, an initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is urging Catholics to contact President Barack Obama and members of Congress in opposition to ...

Ebola: Liberian bishop speaks of the suffering of his people

Catholic News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:22
In an interview with Time, a Liberian bishop who was unable to travel to the Synod of Bishops because of the Ebola crisis spoke of the suffering of his people. "The Ebola situation has ...

Christ is cleansing Ukraine, says Church leader

Catholic News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:00
The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said recently that amid the strife that is afflicting Ukraine, Christ is cleansing the nation. "There is a great cleansing which is ...

Government to provide housing for some of Iraq's persecuted Christians

Catholic News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 04:36
Iraq's deputy prime minister has announced the nation's government will provide 25,000 prefabricated homes for Christians who fled their towns in the wake of the advance of the Islamic ...

FLESHING IT OUT - One Bread, One Body, Oct 15, 2014

St. Teresa of Jesus
Galatians 5:18-25 | Psalm 1:1-4, 6 | Luke 11:42-46

"Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their flesh with its passions and desires." —Galatians 5:24

By "the flesh," the Bible refers to our fallen human nature. "The tendency of the flesh is toward death" (Rm 8:6). "The flesh in its tendency is at enmity with God; it is not subject to God's law. Indeed, it cannot be; those who are in the flesh ... More

Pushback on Synod document <I>[News Analysis]</i>

Catholic News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:36
Controversy sharpened at the Synod of Bishops, as many prelates have complained that an interim report released on October 13 did not accurately represent the thoughts of the Synod ...

Missionaries remain in northern Cameroon despite Boko Haram threat

Catholic News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:52
Missionaries from the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions have decided to remain in northern Cameroon despite recent incursions by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. "The ...

Synod official discusses reference to homosexuality in synod document

Catholic News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:02
A key synod official has discussed the references to homosexuality in the synod's "post-discussion report" (relatio post disceptationem). Asked at a Vatican press conference to comment ...
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