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Today on Perspectives, we go to Puerto Rico for a preparatory meeting for the 2018 Continental Missionary Congress in Bolivia and Sebastian Gomes talks to Maria Harries the Chair of Catholic Social Services of Australia at the Synod. ...read more
Today on Perspectives we speak with Br. Paul Bednarczyk, CSC, Executive Director of the National Religious Vocation Conference about the findings of a major study on the role of families in nurturing vocations to the religious life. Sebastian Gomes also brings us inside the Synod with a summary of the 90 or so interventions and ...read more
Today on Perspectives, U.S. Bishops respond to California’s assisted suicide ruling and Sebastian Gomes continues his coverage of the Bishops’ Synod on the Family. Today he speaks with several of the Synod Fathers and delegates and we hear from Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle of Ghana and Syriac Patriarch Ignatius Joseph Younan of Antioch. He also shares ...read more
“How’s your married life?” is the question I was most frequently asked after I got married. You read that correctly, I got married two months ago on August 8, 2015. Thanks be to God that the wedding went so smoothly. Thank you to everyone who helped us out on that day. Do you want to ...read more
Today on Perspectives, California legalizes assisted suicide, Catholic hospital network in the United States under fire and day three of the Synod of Bishops on the Family from Vatican City. ...read more
Pope Francis addressed the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Monday morning – the morning of their first full day of sessions. Below, please find Vatican Radio’s full English translation of the Holy Father’s remarks. Dear Beatitudes, Eminences, Excellencies, brothers and sisters, The Church today takes up once again the dialogue begun with ...read more
VATICAN: On October 6, 2015, Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., director of the Holy See Press Office, led a press conference outlining discussions arising from recent sessions of the Synod on the Family. Father Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., Vatican appointed English-language spokesperson at the Synod on the Family, gave an overview of note worthy topics of discussion. “Poverty, ...read more
Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time Opening of the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops “If we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us” (1 Jn 4:12). This Sunday’s Scripture readings seem to have been chosen precisely for this moment of ...read more
On Saturday evening, October 3, 2015, Pope Francis led a prayer vigil prior to the opening of the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and the Contemporary World. Below you will find the full text of the Holy Father’s prepared homily. ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Sister Nirmala Joshi the former Superior of the Missionaries of Charity dies and the Vatican releases the Instrumentum Laboris of the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Family. ...read more