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Pope Francis: No people is criminal and no religion is terrorist

February 17, 2017. Pope Francis has sent an important message to the Meetings of Popular Movements that is taking place in Modesto (California). The pope denounces the "moral blindness of this indifference”: "under the guise of what is politically correct or ideologically fashionable, one looks at those who suffer without touching them. But they are televised live; they are talked about in euphemisms and with apparent tolerance, but nothing is done systematically to heal the social wounds or to confront the structures that leave so many brothers and sisters by the wayside”.

The government of the Order of Malta will elect the successor of the Grand Master in April

February 15, 2017. On April 29, the Council Complete of State, the Order’s constitutional body, will elect the next Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta (or, as provided for in the Constitution, a Lieutenant of the Grand Master, to hold office for a year).
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Pope names a Special Envoy for Medjugorje

< style> February 11, 2017. Pope Francis has asked Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., bishop of Warsaw-Prague (Poland), to go to Medjugorje as Special Envoy of the Holy See. According< g> the Vatican, "the mission has the aim of acquiring a deeper knowledge of the pastoral situation there and above all, of the needs of the faithful who go there in pilgrimage, and on the basis of this, to suggest possible pastoral initiatives for the future”.

Synod on the Family: Top 5 points discussed


How can the Church improve its approach to the family and all the modern day challenges it faces? This question is breaking down to a series of different topics that were discussed during day two of the Synod on the Family. 

A big one, is language. The words used by the Church, should be inviting and not outright condemning. 

Vatican Spokesperson 
"To label people as you are living in sin, you are intrinsically disordered and you have a contraceptive mentality does not help in bringing people to Christ and helping them embrace the teachings of the Church.” 

Another major point was the law of graduality, which underscores the unique path people take in their search for God. For some people it's immediate, with others it's a process. 

Archbishop of Westminster (UK)
"It permits and encourages people, all of us, to take one step at a time in our search for holiness in our lives.” 

The notion of focusing on offense instead of defense was also touched on. Highlighting the good in promoting family life, instead of the challenges. 

Vatican Spokesperson
"One bishop said the Church had focused too much on rejecting homosexual marriage, and in turn it had failed to express an attractive and full picture of marriage. He said we need to focus on positive instead of the negative, more on the high points instead of prohibition, more on what makes it appealing instead of presenting it as the rule.”

The same idea was also discussed when it comes to sexuality in married life and its connection to spirituality. 

Vatican Spokesperson
"The Church spoke out so much against sex outside of marriage, that when it comes to sexuality in marriage, it's sometimes seen as an 'allowed imperfection.' We shouldn't be against sex, but rather show how this path can lead towards holiness.” 

The historical connection between the Church and family should also be highlighted. Meaning, the role the Church has played in promoting family life and therefore in promoting a strong fabric of society. 

Vatican Spokesperson 
"The Gospel texts and how we use those specific texts. We like to quote them very often-man shall leave his mother and father and become one and leave everything behind, or the language about divorce and the New Testament.” 

The Synod will conclude on October 19th. On the 20th, cardinals will be invited to an extension meeting to discuss the challenges Christians face in the Middle East.

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