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The social teaching of the Church is often described as a ‘seamless garment’ and this is even more true of the sacraments

Article quoting Pope Francis by Eugenio Scalfari is ‘in no way reliable’, says Vatican spokesman

Synod members disagree on whether final report opens Communion to remarried on a case-by-case basis

Archbishop Mark Coleridge has called for ‘a new kind of pastoral creativity’

The proposal to allow Anglican spouses of Catholics to receive Holy Communion will be discussed at the synod next week

Cardinal André Vingt-Trois says observers expecting shift in Church teaching ‘are going to be disappointed’

In the third of a four-part look ahead to October’s synod, Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith says upholding marriage relies on teaching people about its realities

In the second of a four-part look ahead to October’s synod, Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith says it is vital to stay faithful to Scripture in its entirety, not just the bits we like

In March 500 priests in Britain signed a letter urging those attending this year’s family synod to issue a ‘firm proclamation’ upholding Church teaching

A cardinal has suggested that someone could be admitted to Communion after remarrying, if they were to avow that their first marriage was null – but marriage is a public act, not a private one