Posts Tagged ‘Synod on the Family’

Conclusion of the Synod of Bishops on the Family

Monday, October 26th, 2015

With the celebration of Holy Mass yesterday, the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome came to a close. Together with an Extraordinary Synod held last year, this gathering of bishops representative of the Church in different parts of the world, joined by a variety of experts and observers, was asked […] [Read more]

The Gift of Love

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Standing before the altar, the man and woman gazed into each other’s eyes as each of them made this solemn promise and vow: “I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.” Shortly before, their respective parents had said to them with tears in their eyes, “I love you,” just as […] [Read more]

Homily at Pontifical North American College

Monday, October 19th, 2015

During the Synod of the Bishops on Marriage, I am staying at the North American College, the U.S. bishops’ seminary in Rome for men studying for the priesthood. Many years ago, I was here as a student and I continue to stay at the College when I am in Rome. On Sunday, October 18, I […] [Read more]

The Truth and Beauty of the Family and Mercy towards Broken and Fragile Families (Marriage and the Path of Mercy in the Life of the Church)

Friday, October 9th, 2015

This morning in Rome, Cardinal Wuerl presented to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, and the members of the Synod on the Family, his intervention: “The Truth and Beauty of the Family and Mercy towards Broken and Fragile Families.” Holy Father ​Members of the Synod ​I want to begin by once again thanking you, Holy Father, […] [Read more]

Reflections from the Synod

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Greetings and prayerful best wishes from Rome. Since so much is being written and said about the progress of the Synod of Bishops on the Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of the New Evangelization, I thought it would be helpful to share a few thoughts from the perspective of someone inside the […] [Read more]