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Pope calls synod to discuss families, divorce and remarriage
http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1304231.htm ^

Posted on 10/08/2013 9:16:03 AM PDT by fatima

The pope had told reporters accompanying him on his plane back from Rio de Janeiro in July that the next synod would explore a "somewhat deeper pastoral care of marriage," including the question of the eligibility of divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion.

Pope Francis added at the time that church law governing marriage annulments also "has to be reviewed, because ecclesiastical tribunals are not sufficient for this. It is complex, the problem of the pastoral care of marriage."

Such problems, he said, exemplified a general need for forgiveness in the church today.

"The church is a mother, and she must travel this path of mercy, and find a form of mercy for all," the pope said. More at link.


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1 posted on 10/08/2013 9:16:03 AM PDT by fatima
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To: fatima

uh-oh.


2 posted on 10/08/2013 9:27:58 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

You read my mind.


3 posted on 10/08/2013 9:29:46 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd; Arthur McGowan

This should be interesting.


4 posted on 10/08/2013 9:31:26 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: fatima
Pope Francis added at the time that church law governing marriage annulments also "has to be reviewed, because ecclesiastical tribunals are not sufficient for this. It is complex, the problem of the pastoral care of marriage." Such problems, he said, exemplified a general need for forgiveness in the church today.

Ping for later

5 posted on 10/08/2013 9:57:46 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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To: fatima

There’s a word for what I experienced when I saw the headline: clung, or possibly klung. It’s when all the fecal matter in your body runs straight to your heart.


6 posted on 10/08/2013 10:03:21 AM PDT by Legatus (Keep calm and carry on)
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To: fatima

What’s the big deal? There is a process of annulment, follow it and see what happens. I am about to embark on an annulment. Time will tell I suppose..


7 posted on 10/08/2013 10:09:52 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

“What’s the big deal? There is a process of annulment, follow it and see what happens.”

I think that’s the point. The article says that various dioceses have started interpreting things their own way and issuing guidance that may differ from other dioceses; Pope Francis believes there is a need to discuss and clarify all these matters.


8 posted on 10/08/2013 11:00:02 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: Ghost of SVR4

I do think the Church could be doing a much better job of supporting marriage to try and head off the need for so many annulments and divorces. If you start looking for help with your marriage within the Church it’s not always easy to find. Nor are celibate priests always comfortable with those issues.


9 posted on 10/08/2013 11:13:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GIdget2004; Alex Murphy; HarleyD; metmom
I think that’s the point. The article says that various dioceses have started interpreting things their own way and issuing guidance that may differ from other dioceses; Pope Francis believes there is a need to discuss and clarify all these matters.

NEWS FLASH: 40,000 Roman Catholic Dioceses Interpret Things Their Own Way!

10 posted on 10/08/2013 11:26:55 AM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: Gamecock; Alex Murphy; bkaycee; blue-duncan; boatbums; caww; count-your-change; CynicalBear; ...
NEWS FLASH: 40,000 Roman Catholic Dioceses Interpret Things Their Own Way!

Your own personal interpretation of the Catechism of the Catholic church.

YOPIOCCC

11 posted on 10/08/2013 12:04:46 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of faith....)
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To: Gamecock

What a joke. A bunch of celibate men telling married couples how to have a good marriage and good family.


12 posted on 10/08/2013 12:05:42 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of faith....)
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To: GIdget2004

Ah, my bad...


13 posted on 10/08/2013 12:08:20 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Unfortunately it sometimes cannot be helped.


14 posted on 10/08/2013 12:09:04 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: metmom

Yeah, but it’s not about faith and morals…………..oh wait.


15 posted on 10/08/2013 12:19:59 PM PDT by CynicalBear (For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ)
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To: metmom; Gamecock
Not since Dr. Benjamin Spock became a fatherless guru on how to raise kids have I been so impressed.

not

16 posted on 10/08/2013 12:20:15 PM PDT by smvoice (HELP! I'm trapped inside this body and I can't get out!)
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To: metmom
YOPIOCCC

LOL! That ranks right up there with "WWMTJTD"!!

17 posted on 10/08/2013 12:22:14 PM PDT by smvoice (HELP! I'm trapped inside this body and I can't get out!)
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To: metmom

My husband has never been pregnant, yet when I was pregnant he was pretty good at reminding me of the big picture, the precious life I was carrying, when I was deep into the physical discomfort and impatience. I’ll bet there are some priests whose respect for the big picture of marriage, which they cannot themselves participate in, is just what some couples might need in a moment of despair.


18 posted on 10/08/2013 1:00:18 PM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: married21

Single people always have the answers.

Just like childless couples know how to raise kids.

Sorry, nobody who isn’t married has any business telling married couples how to do marriage. You cannot understand it until you’ve been there.


19 posted on 10/08/2013 1:12:16 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of faith....)
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To: metmom
A bunch of celibate men

Like Jesus? Like St. John?

20 posted on 10/08/2013 1:28:03 PM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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