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Palliative care not euthanasia is the answer: Cardinal Eijk

“Many people fear social suffering because most people who are suffering in an incurable way lose their friends as people do not visit them any more. That is the most severe thing for them.”


Vatican watcher Marco Politi to discuss Pope Francis in TCD talk

The author of ‘Pope Francis Among the Wolves: The Inside Story of a Revolution’, said the wolves in the title of his book refer to conservatives who don’t want change.


Pope’s apostolic exhortation on the family due today

Guide on document states: “The Pope's vision of society is inclusive. Such inclusion involves the effort to accept diversity, to dialogue with those who think differently..."


Synod exhortation may be published by weekend

Italian newspaper reports Cardinal Kasper as stating that in a “few days” a document of about “two hundred pages will be released”.


Pastoral practice must deepen Church teaching

Archbishop Martin tells Synod press conference Church must accompany vocation of marriage just as it accompanies vocation to priesthood.


Annulment reform doesn’t solve issue of divorced

President of the German bishops’ conference says the problem of Catholics who are divorced and remarried must be addressed by the synod.


Cardinal Pell speaks about role of laity in Cork

Pope Francis' "support is indispensable" to the Secretariat for the Economy Australian Prefect states.


Instrumentum laboris for October’s synod released

78-page document says divorced and remarried couples should be “integrated” into the Church.


Irish bishops must take Synod discussion forward

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was neither disappointed nor satisfied with how things ended in the Vatican last weekend.


Burke confirms transfer from Apostolic Signatura

ACP's Fr Sean McDonagh accuses Cardinal of “lopsided moral perspective” in his rigid views on sexuality while ignoring climate change.


OK to take communion Pope tells divorced woman

Vatican says no change in Church teaching should be inferred from Pope's alleged comments.

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