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What is the process required to have a marriage annulled?  

We know what an annulment is and what it is not, but how does the Tribunal decide whether a marriage is null?  Paul Shogren explains in the third instalment of Marriage Matters. Transcript: The process to have a marriage declared null, which is a better way of putting it, is quite simple really. The Tribunal has the task of obtaining as ... Read More »

Ten questions about Amoris Laetitia with Archbishop Mark Coleridge

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What is God’s plan for the family, how does the Church support couples in crisis, and what should be the role of priests regarding failing marriages?  Archbishop Mark Coleridge has answered 10 questions about the apostolic exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”). 1. Pope Francis writes eloquently about how forming a family means being part of God’s dream, joining ... Read More »

Pope releases document on marriage and family

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Update: April 13, 2016 POPE Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, (The Joy of Love) presents a pastoral approach to the most vexing marriage and family issues,  including the reintegration into the Church of Catholics who divorce and remarry in civil ceremonies. A striking aspect of the 256-page document is Pope Francis’ exploration of individual conscience in guiding adult faith.  “I ... Read More »

Synod report ‘clear and compassionate’, Archbishop Coleridge says

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ARCHBISHOP Mark Coleridge said the Synod of Bishops had provided Pope Francis with a “clear and compassionate” report summarising more than two years of discussion on the Church’s approach to modern families. Archbishop Coleridge has returned to Brisbane after almost a month in Rome, where he was among more than 270 bishops discussing issues including the role of divorced and ... Read More »

Pope calls for more ‘integration’ of divorced Catholics, gays

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POPE Francis said the Catholic Church must consider various ways to integrate the divorced and civilly remarried in the life of the Church – not merely allowing them to receive Communion, but letting them serve as eucharistic ministers and godparents – and to make it easier for Catholic families to accept their homosexual members. The Pope also said he would ... Read More »

Pope says annulment process should be cheaper and more efficient

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POPE Francis said the Church’s marriage annulment process should be more efficient and perhaps even free of charge, and he decried any attempts to exploit it for profit. “Some procedures are so long and so burdensome, they don’t favour (justice), and people give up,” the Pope said. “Mother church should do justice and say: ‘Yes, it’s true, your marriage is ... Read More »

Cardinals chip in for debate on Communion for divorced, remarried

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By Francis X. Rocca THE extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will not open until October 5, but some of its most prominent members are already publicly debating what is bound to be one of its most controversial topics: the eligibility of divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion. In an interview published on September 18, a proponent ... Read More »

Cardinal Pell opposes any change on Communion for divorced, remarried

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IN a book coming out just before October’s extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, Cardinal George Pell rules out proposed changes to Church practice that would allow divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion. “Doctrine and pastoral practice cannot be contradictory,” writes Cardinal Pell, a former Archbishop of Sydney who now serves as prefect of the Secretariat for ... Read More »

Synod document cites cultural and economic threats to family

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By Francis X. Rocca for Catholic News Service THE working document for the October 2014 extraordinary Synod of Bishops offers a picture of the Catholic Church today struggling to preach the Gospel and transmit moral teachings amid a “widespread cultural, social and spiritual crisis” of the family. The 75-page “instrumentum laboris”, published by the Vatican on June 26, is supposed ... Read More »

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