29 December 2013
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Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph

29 December 2013, Comments: 0

Each year on the Feast of the Holy Family many of our Bishops write pastoral letters. Here are some extracts from the letters written […]

25 November 2013
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References for the Pre-Synod Consultation Process

25 November 2013, Comments: 0

The following notes about resources available to support pastoral care of family life in England and Wales might help to inform responses to the lineamenta questions. […]

11 November 2013
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The Consultation Process for the Synod on the Family Begins

11 November 2013, Comments: 0

The consultation process for the first Synod on the Family since 1980 has begun in earnest in England and Wales. An Extraordinary Synod on […]

5 November 2013
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Press Conference for the Extraordinary Synod on Family

5 November 2013, Comments: 0

At a press conference in Rome today Cardinal Peter Erdo, Bishop Lorenzo Baldisseri and Archbishop Bruno Forte presented the preparatory document for the III […]

31 October 2013
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Lineamenta Published

31 October 2013, Comments: 0

The preparatory document for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family has been published. Seven pages long (including this title page) it is extremely readable […]

28 October 2013
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The Beauty of Togetherness

28 October 2013, Comments: 0

Photo courtesy of Margaret Hinton, Diocese of Wrexham In his homily during Sunday Mass in St Peter’s Square for the Pilgrimage of Families, Pope Francis talked […]

26 October 2013
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A Family Party with Pope Francis

26 October 2013, Comments: 0

Everybody had balloons! Pope Francis’ meeting with families today – during the Family Pilgrimage to the Tomb of St Peter for the Year of Faith […]

26 October 2013
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Family, Live the Joy of Faith!

26 October 2013, Comments: 0

  Balloons at the ready for the family pilgrimage! Rome is preparing today to welcome the Pilgrimage of Families to the Tomb of […]

22 October 2013
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A Picture for Pope Francis

22 October 2013, Comments: 0

Children from the diocese of Wrexham have been drawing pictures of their families for Pope Francis as part of the preparation for the Pilgrimage […]

11 October 2013
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Pope Francis convenes Extraordinary Synod on the Family

11 October 2013, Comments: 0

Thirty-three years after the World Synod on the Family Pope Francis has convened another synod on family – and an extraordinary one at that. […]