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Opinion

The family - where we come to know Christ

It is striking how often Pope Francis refers to the family in his writings and homilies. In the week after Christmas we celebrated the feast of the Holy Family, and now at the beginning of February, the Presentation of Jesus in the temple. Both feasts call us to reflect on the vital link between a strong Christian family and a fruitful celebration of parish liturgy.

International

Amazon Synod addresses key issues

Bishops participating in the Amazon Synod have called on Pope Francis to allow the ordination of married men in order to address a severe lack of priests across the nine-nation region.

Opinion

How Pope Francis can revitalise the Church

Pope Francis’ foremost priority should be top-to-bottom culture change in the Catholic Church, specifically: fostering a spirit of urgency, bringing new talent to all decision-making tables and creating openness to radically new ideas.