Kabul, Afghanistan -- Uncertain present, unclear future: Post-9/11 generation focuses on fleeing Afghanistan
Synod Briefing: Synod expresses differing thoughts on mercy, marriage indissolubility The bishops are broadly presenting two schools of thought.
Synod Analysis: Pope Francis, by stepping down a road towards judgment-free attitudes to forbidden sex, has put himself in the same dangerous position as that taken by Mikhail Gorbachev, the last general-secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, when he subjected the dogmas of communism to ever freer, ever more radical debate.
Analysis: Michael Sean Winters identifies The Fault Lines at the Synod
A Synod Sidebar: Lexington, Kentucky -- 10 couples are married at once in Lexington Roman Catholic ceremony. Seven couples already had been married in civil services — some as long as 20 years ago. Three were being married for the first time.
Mansa, Zambia -- Widening gap between rich, poor a scandal, bishops says
Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese -- Two More Settlements Announced In Sexual Abuse Scandal
Irondequoit, N.Y. -- St. Kateri Parishioners Reflect on Papal Pilgrimage
Lincoln, Nebr. -- Lincoln bishop's home burglarized; cross missing
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