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Catholic Hospitality in Cajun Country Aids Flood-Relief Efforts in S.C.

LSU Fans Welcome Gamecocks, Offering Help Too

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Finding Fatima in the Black Hills

Family Shrine Offers Prayerful Solace in South Dakota

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The Synod on the Family and ‘Accompaniment’

COMMENTARY: Accompaniment is authentically Christian if the companion aims to put those he is accompanying on the path to Christ.

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Diverse Synod Groups United in Concern Over ‘Gender Ideology’

Bishops from various countries and language groups said divorcing gender from biological sex threatens to dissolve families, parenthood and the nobility of human love.

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Vatican Aiming for Child-Protection Norms Custom-Fitted Per Culture

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors met in October to continue its work on norms and procedures to protect children and vulnerable adults from sexual abuse.

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Pope Francis Establishes a Shelter for Rome’s Homeless Men

The new dormitory is called ‘Gift of Mercy,’ Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the apostolic almoner, told Vatican Radio.

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Humanitarian Aid to Middle-East Refugees Is Fully Mobilized

But Why Aren't Displaced Christians Making It to the US?

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How the ‘Shadow Council’ is Trying to Influence the Synod on the Family

The ideas of the European bishops who endorse approval of contraception, homosexual acts and Communion for the divorced and remarried were reflected in the German-speaking group report.

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L'Osservatore Romano

At Synod, Cardinals’ Letter Controversy and Doctrinal Issues Take Center Stage

Following a relatively calm initial week, the synodal discussions took on a somewhat edgier tone on Oct. 12.

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