Synod’s Message ‘weak and ambiguous’, say family groups


Voice-of-the-Family-logosmallROME, 18 October 2014: Today’s Message from the Extraordinary Synod on the Family is ‘weak and ambiguous’, says Voice of the Family an international coalition of pro-family groups.

The Synod’s Message, released today at a Vatican press conference, is a brief list of observations, generalisations and aspirations

Cardinal Kasper denies making controversial comments about African bishops: reporter publishes audio

by John-Henry Westen (originally published on

After the publication of an interview with Zenit News yesterday in which Cardinal Walter Kasper made remarks widely interpreted as disparaging the contributions of African bishops at the Synod on the issue of homosexuality, the cardinal has now denied making …

Cardinal Müller has condemned Synod mid-way report, claims Italian newspaper


Rorate Caeli, the widely-read Catholic blog, last night blogged about a report in La Repubblica, the Italian newspaper, that Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has condemned the Synod mid-way report, or relatio post disceptationem. La Repubblica