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eNewsletter Subject: Sons of Dominic Prepare for Family Synod

I was delighted to learn that a group of Dominican theologians have published a theological study of pastoral proposals aimed at those who are divorced and remarried. This sets forth, for use at the upcoming synods on the family, the clear Catholic parameters within which such proposals must be assessed.

Start with my alert in On the Good: Dominican theologians assess proposals for divorced and remarried. This will lead you also to the full text.

As further background, we have just added to our library a 1998 essay on the same subject by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, which the Vatican newspaper reprinted in 2011: The Pastoral Approach to Marriage Should Be Founded on Truth.

I am also very pleased to report that's administrative assistant, Thomas Van, has begun a series on the Fathers of the Church, to appear regularly in our In Depth Analysis section. Here is the initial installment: Introducing the Church Fathers....

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