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Pope Francis and prelates attend the morning session of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 9.CNS photo/Paul Haring
Pope Francis and prelates attend the morning session of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 9.

Vatican City

Synod ends by affirming tradition, leaving controversial questions open

VATICAN CITY (CNS)—After several days of animated debate over its official midterm report, the Synod of Bishops on the family agreed on a final document more clearly grounded in traditional Catholic teaching. Yet the assembly failed to reach consensus on especially controversial questions of Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried and the pastoral care […] Full Story

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Local News

  • Atlanta

    Jubilee couples: Nicholsons celebrate anniversary with pilgrimage to Lourdes, Fatima

    Some 158 couples reaffirmed their wedding vows at the annual archdiocesan Mass to honor 50- and 60-year marriages on Oct. 4. These couples had first said their I do’s in 1954 and 1964, but this time they and their families gathered at St. Brigid Church, in Johns Creek, with Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory to celebrate […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Judge Ward, Pryor honored by Catholic legal society

    ATLANTA—In a tradition dating back more than 750 years, judges, lawyers and those who work alongside them assembled for the annual Red Mass, sponsored by Atlanta’s St. Thomas More Society Oct. 9 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, principal celebrant, asked God’s gracious blessings on all engaged in […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Friendship between Catholic and death row inmate began with a letter

    ATLANTA—Letters may be a throwback in the digital age, but an envelope stuffed with paper is evidence someone is thinking of you. Letters are a bridge linking people, and maybe even more so if the letter is read behind the bars of a cell. Many years ago, Diana Shertenlieb plucked a name off a list […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    African priest in Atlanta asks for prayers to ‘drive out’ Ebola

    ATLANTA—Increasingly, the prayers of the faithful in Masses celebrated throughout the Archdiocese of Atlanta are including petitions for patients suffering from the Ebola virus, and those providing care for them. Since March, when an outbreak of Ebola occurred in Guinea, West Africa, the World Health Organization estimates 8,914 people have tested positive for the virus, […] Full Story