Clarity must prevail over confusion at Catholic Synod



ROME: Only a few days into the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, there is already turmoil among the leaders of the Catholic Church, said a worldwide coalition of pro-life and pro-family groups.

Voice of the Family British spokesperson John Smeaton said:

“There’s a clear dividing line between Synod

Cardinal Burke responds to Australian couple’s Synod presentation on family’s gay son (VIDEO)

by John-Henry Westen and Pete Baklinski (originally posted on

In an exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews, Cardinal Raymond Burke has responded to a controversial presentation by an Australian couple before 191 of the Catholic Church’s leading bishops and cardinals at the ongoing Extraordinary Synod on the Family

Latvian archbishop: ‘Homosexual relationships are destroying our human identity’ (VIDEO)

by Kirsten Andersen (originally published on

In an exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews at the Vatican’s Synod on the Family, Archbishop Zbigņevs Stankevičs of Riga, Latvia came out strongly against the Western world’s continued push to mainstream homosexuality around the world.

According to Stankevičs, the secular West …

Synod Fathers standing up for families: Kaigama and Osei-Bonsu (VIDEO)

The Voice of the Family team had the honour of dining with Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama (Nigeria), and Bishop Joseph Osei-Bonsu (Ghana) at a gathering organised by Obianuju Ekeocha, of Culture of Life Africa. All present were united in gratitude towards these two courageous Catholic bishops, who with their …

Mercy and the theology of Cardinal Kasper

The lead-up to the synod has been dominated by the theme of ‘mercy’ and especially by consideration of how that might apply to the situation of the divorced and ‘remarried’. It is on the grounds of showing mercy that the admission of the divorced and ‘remarried’ to Holy Communion …

What does the Bible teach about marriage?

The Instrumentum Laboris, which is intended to guide the deliberations of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, begins with a discussion of the ‘biblical teaching on the family.’ In that context, and in the light of the radical proposals being made by influential figures such as Cardinal Kasper, with …

Parents are the primary educators of their children


The Church has consistently taught that parents are the first and foremost educators of their children. They have the right and duty, given by God, to educate their children in such a way as to best ensure their healthy physical, psychological, intellectual and spiritual development. They have a …