The Catholic Synod on the family ends this week with many unanswered questions on how the church is going to meet the challenges facing families today.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday told a contentious gathering of the world's bishops on family issues to put aside
We'll be inundated Pope, Pope, and more Pope 24-7 this week, as the pontiff makes his rounds in the nation's capital. Francis plans a White House visit, an outdoor mass in Washington, and a speech before Congress. He's also likely to join a rally on the National Mall.
It's not an unusual profile of a Catholic family in the U.S. these days. A Pew survey on the eve of the pope's visit confirms that one in four Americans raised Catholic are now "ex." Millions more are somewhere between "in" and "out."
Pope Francis announced cardinal changes to the church's annulment procedure last week, making it easier and cheaper for Catholics to dissolve a marriage.
A practical step forward.
At the end of the day, it comes down to how you feel and what you want to do. At first it might be easier to just dodge the
In simplified overview, secular legislation originally loosely followed historic Canon Law. Since state legislation varies, have an experienced attorney determine the legal grounds and procedure for annulment, separation and divorce in your state.
Francis convened a major meeting of top bishops last fall to discuss the topic, among other things, and a follow-up convocation
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis considers eliminating church charges for marriage annulments, revealing he once fired an