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Synod Ends By Affirming Tradition, Leaving Controversial Questions Open

October 20, 2014, 3:35 pm
After several days of animated debate over its official midterm report, the Synod of Bishops on the family agreed on a final document more clearly grounded in traditional Catholic teaching. Yet the assembly failed to reach consensus on especially controversial questions of Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried and the pastoral care of homosexuals.

Archbishop Kurtz Urges More Transparency at Next Family Synod

October 20, 2014, 3:10 pm
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., said the October 2015 world Synod of Bishops on the family should return to the practice of previous synods in publishing participants' interventions, for the benefit of their discussions and the information of the outside world.

Synod of Bishops Sends Message of Encouragement to Traditional Families

October 20, 2014, 2:10 pm
On its last day of business, the Synod of Bishops on the family approved and released a three-page message expressing solidarity with Christian families around the world.
  • holy_family_in_home_M Prayer for the Extraordinary General Assembly on the Family September 30, 2014 - On Saturday, the Holy See asked all dioceses, parish communities, religious orders, associations and movements to unite for the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization. Through offering the prayer written below by Pope Francis, they ask “the faithful, individually but more »
  • Senior couple Save the Date: 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee Mass 2015 September 29, 2014 - The 2015 Annual Golden Wedding Mass Celebration will be on Saturday, June 20th and Sunday, June 21st, 2015 in the afternoon at the Cathedral of St. Patrick for couples celebrating 50 years of marriage during 2015. His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan will be the principal celebrant. Registration will open in 2015.

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  • October 24, 2014 | 5:30 pm | Water’s Edge Resort & SpaPath to a Blessed Marriage

    A Weekend Retreat for Married Couples Based on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius
    God has you on a path to holiness. Come and take the next step on your way to a blessed marriage and transform your relationship with God.  Discover how to gain spiritual meaning, depth and growth from the challenges inherent in all marriages.  This is an event you don’t want to miss!  The “Pathway to a Blessed Marriage” retreat offers you a rare opportunity to reflect together on God’s plan for your lives, to renew your marital love and to deepen your spiritual intimacy. For more information or to register for this event, visit the Regnum Christi website.


  • October 26, 2014 | 3:00 pm | Holy Cross ChurchSaint Gianna Mass

    Let us join in prayer for couples, their families and friends that are struggling with infertility and recurrent miscarriage. Following the Mass, there will be the opportunity to venerate the relics of St. Gianna (in the church) and meet practitioners who specialize in assisting couples with infertility (in the Parish Center). For more information, call Janet Galbo at (845) 325-7063


  • November 5, 2014 November 6, 2014 | 6:00 pm | Family Life / Respect Life OfficeBereavement Facilitator Training

    Two-Day Event: Wednesday & Thursday, November 5th & 6th, 2014The Family Life/Respect Life Office will offer a two-day Bereavement Facilitator Training on consecutive evenings from 6pm – 9pm at the Archdiocese of New York’s Cardinal Cooke Catholic Center (1011 First Avenue, New York, NY 10022). The training program is a unique opportunity to receive a foundation in the basics of Bereavement Ministry.To register please contact Virginia Corbett at 646-794-3187 or virginia.corbett@archny.org.

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