As pilgrims make their way to Rome for Advent and the Christmas season, important Vatican news continues, including the crisis of the German Synodal Path, the Synod on Synodality and the on-going trial of Cardinal Angelo Becciu. This week on Register Radio, we are joined by the Register’s Rome correspondent, Edward Pentin, with the latest on these stories and more.
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A recent statement explains that Pope Francis nominated the members of the academy, who then made it through the selection process without any red flags being raised.
The CDF document noted that in the history of the Church, synods and councils were nearly interchangeable terms for formal ecclesiastical assemblies.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Those running the Synod on Synodality could be building credibility about the process by acknowledging its limitations and avoiding obvious landmines; instead, they’re only giving Catholics more reasons to be concerned — and they don’t seem to care.
Slovakian shepherd, who died at 98, lived his vocation in exile in the Eternal City.
On Twitter Monday, Register blogger and radio host Jimmy Akin invited his 21,800-plus followers to participate in the Synod by filling out a survey.
Earlier this summer the Vatican announced that Pope Francis wants to reorient how the Catholic Church does marriage formation. In a 97-page document, the Vatican provides a new “catechumenal itinerary toward matrimonial life.” What is that? We find out with Register Staff Writer Peter Jesserer Smith. Then our Register Intern Hannah Cote highlights some new ways Catholic couples are honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary in their wedding ceremonies.