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Aiming For Discipline, Not Doctrine

John Allen at Crux continues his pre-synod features on the family and related issues. I see the stories and mostly opinion pieces on that new site, including today’s projected compromise. Tackling the unforgiveable sin, remarriage after a divorce, this will … Continue reading

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One Bishop’s Reflections, Pre-Synod

Rocco whispered this on his Twitter feed today. I appreciated Belgian bishop Johan Bonny’s long, but worthwhile essay containing his reflections and hopes for the upcoming synod. It struck me as balanced, pastoral, and thoughtful. Well worth reading. It gave … Continue reading

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Adoption The Issue, Not The Tool

I’ve already posted my disappointment that the only mention of adoption in the Instrumentum Laboris for next month’s synod is in connection with same-sex couples. Until I see more discussion and interest in discussing adoption as its own issue, I … Continue reading

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Adventures in Second Marriages

dotCommonweal looks at some Cardinal Kasper detractors. Some of their own readers take them to task for giving a platform to one of the more conservative enclaves. Indeed, my friend Crystal offers the obvious question in the commentariat: Interesting how … Continue reading

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That Family Synod

RNS blogger Michael J. O’Loughlin is a little nervous about next Fall’s synod on families. His reason: In recent years, Catholic leaders spoke of “family” as a not-so-veiled code meant to denigrate the gay rights movement, fight marriage equality, and … Continue reading

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