"Pope Francis realises that we do not live in a world where ... all that is needed is either to repeat doctrinal formulations or to set these doctrines aside and be ‘pastoral’.”
Italian newspaper reports Cardinal Kasper as stating that in a “few days” a document of about “two hundred pages will be released”.
Primate suggests Maynooth offer a theology course specifically tailored for those working in Church communications and religious affairs.
“We are being confronted with a human tragedy that requires a generous political and church partnership to help meet the needs of these vulnerable people."
Pope warns of followers of Jesus who are able to speak about him but live far from his heart, which is reaching out to those who are wounded.
The synod faced the “delicate task of trying to balance mercy and truth, doctrine and pastoral care, justice and forgiveness” - Archbishop Eamon Martin.
Archbishop Martin tells Synod press conference Church must accompany vocation of marriage just as it accompanies vocation to priesthood.
Louis and Zélie Martin are the first married couple with children to become saints in Church history.
The canonisation of married couple Blessed Louis and Zèile Martin, parents of St Thérèse of Lisieux, is the first in the history of the Church.
“I would like, in the name of the Church, to ask for forgiveness for the scandals which recently have fallen both on Rome and the Vatican.”
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin elected as rapporteur of one English-speaking group, while Archbishop Eamon Martin elected as moderator of his group.
God’s dream for his creation is to see it fulfilled “in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey, fruitful in their mutual gift of self”.
Pontiff to celebrate outdoor Mass for over a million pilgrims at World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.
Support for Bishop O’Reilly's suggestion that the bishops set up a commission to study the possibility of ordaining married men & appointing female deacons.
Pope Francis' "support is indispensable" to the Secretariat for the Economy Australian Prefect states.
Bishop Kevin Dowling of Rustenburg in South Africa tells CORI AGM that to restate and reaffirm traditional ideals for marriage is the easy part.
The bishops are to set up a special review group to examine how best the Church can continue to support marriage and family life in Ireland.
"Priests who left the Church to marry should be invited back and would bring the experience of marriage to their ministry."
The great challenge facing people today is to learn once again how to talk to one another, not simply how to generate and consume information.
The sacrament of marriage is a sacrament given for the building up of the Church.
Address by Bishop Kevin Doran on ‘The Synod on the Family and its Implications for our Understanding of Marriage’.
Pope Francis desires that God’s people around the world should have an opportunity to make their contribution to the process.
Chairperson of the Dublin Council of Churches urges members and patrons not to return unchanged to their various Christian communities.
"Marriage should not be seen just as a social rite" Pontiff tells members of Schoenstatt movement.
Cardinal Burke claims relatio does not accurately reflect Synod discussions but “advances positions which many Synod Fathers do not accept.”
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin briefs journalists in the Vatican on Saturday, halfway through the Synod discussions.
"We have got to do everything to counteract that ['euthanasia'] mentality" founder of Catholic Grandparents Association warns.
Five cardinals jointly author book defending Church’s current position.
Archbishop Martin also suggests "Church must find new ways of listening to the special witness of married couples."
Rosary Sunday (5 October) coincides with the ‘Day for Life 2014’ and the 60th anniversary of the Rosary Rally.