Author: CV Staff

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01 Nov A Death of Desperation

PCWhysical pain is not what seems to ail the modern person most. It is the idea of slowly drifting away,of increasing physical dependence on others, of physical decline and loss of control. It is the idea that somehow our personal dignity is tied up with...

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28 Oct The Synod on the Family was perfect storm

…[R]ight when we thought that the Synodal boat must surely sink, done in by discord, dissension and gossip, a luminescent figure held up his hand and calmed the roiling waters. With his usual frank and affectionate manner, Pope Francis addressed the fathers of the Synod. He...

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25 Oct What Happened at the Synod

“[W]e saw a robust and vibrant conversation and shows the vibrancy of our Church and we need to contribute to that this year." Read more from CVUSA’s senior adviser Kim Daniels on Aleteia about what she saw in Rome....

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23 Oct Sharing the Good News in Confused Times

As Pope Francis said in his concluding address, the “fundamental truths of the sacrament of marriage” were never about to be abandoned during the Synod. Never was it in doubt whether the Church was going to seek to change revelation on sex being exclusively for...

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21 Oct The Synod’s Real Success

The Catholic Church has begun a conversation, locally rooted yet global in scope, to renew our engagement on marriage and family issues. Central to that project has been the consistent affirmation of Catholic teachings on these matters, and that affirmation will continue in the months...

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17 Oct Synod Seeks to be Beacon in Troubled Waters

Pope Francis called the ongoing Extraordinary Synod for this very reason—the family is facing unique, unparalleled challenges and the Church, as a prophetic voice and as a shepherd and guide, has a moral responsibility to respond to these challenges and to equip bishops and pastors...

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15 Oct Taking Time to Remember

Remembering … what a lovely idea. Pope Francis talked about it in his Tuesday morning homily last week. It is a lost art, isn’t it? In our slap-dash/get’er-done/ASAP/nano-second-world, remembering and the time it takes to sit and ponder the “goodness of the Lord” seems to be a luxury,...

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14 Oct Why Care about the Synod in Rome?

If you simply listen to popular media networks you might be lead to believe that “the Church is finally going to get their doctrines/teachings regarding abortion, contraceptives, family planning, and same-sex marriages in line with 2014!” However, that would be an inaccurate misunderstanding. The Secretary...

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