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All new members of the Congregation for Divine Worship

Robert Mickens reported on October 28 in La Croix International that Pope Francis has issued a crystal clear sign that he is not in favour of any so-called “reform of the reform” when it comes to the Church’s liturgy.

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Closure of John Paul II Study Centre in Melbourne

The Melbourne branch of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies in Marriage and Family is to close in 2018 due to low numbers of students, Archbishop Hart announced on October 28.

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It is time to bring them here

One of the greatest crises of our day is the plight of people forced from their own countries by war, persecution or poverty and forced to live without a home, without safety and often separated from their families, Archbishop Denis Hart has said.

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World Family Meeting announces theme: The Gospel of the Family – Joy for the World

The next World Meeting of Families, which takes place in Ireland in August 2018, would be about developing “concrete ideas for the renewal of marriage and family in our Irish Church and society” reported the Catholic News Service on October 26, 2016.

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Walls aren’t answer to people fleeing war says Pope

Closing doors to immigrants and refugees is not the answer – in fact, it only helps encourage the crime of human trafficking, Pope Francis said at his weekly audience on October 26.

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Belgian priests’ dissatisfaction: lack of future prospects

The factor that generated the most discontent in a Belgian diocese was a perceived lack of future prospects and dissatisfaction with the institutional structure of the Church, reports Stefan Gigacz in Global Pulse Magazine on October 12.

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Rome diocese offers guidelines for implementing Amoris Laetitia

Rome [diocese, has released] the absolutely official guidelines on how to interpret and apply “Amoris Laetitia” reported Sandro Magister in Chiesa, October 4.

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Women deacons and subsidiarity in a fragmenting Church

In Francis’s exhortation Amoris Laetitia, the concept of “subsidiarity” is used in reference to social-economic matters affecting the relationship among state, market, society, and families, and not to diversity in disciplinary and liturgical matters within the Church.

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Pope announces new super-dicastery for Integral Human Development

In a new Motu Proprio entitled “Humanem progressionem,” Pope Francis has created a new Dicastery for Integral Human Development combining the functions of the existing Vatican offices dealing with justice and peace, world development, migrants and health care.

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Pope opts for decentralisation on Communion for divorced and remarried

Whether Pope Francis intended it or not, he has decentralized resolution of the debate over Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics reported John L. Allen in Crux on September 25.

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