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"For better or for worse" ought to refer not only to the husband and wife, but to the church and the couple as well.

The church needs a reality check, an archbishop told the family synod today --

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Fighting on D-Day, Joseph Mack saw the hefty price of freedom firsthand during World War II.

Now a deacon in the Diocese of Rochester, he spoke with Jennifer Burke this week -- What she learned in a new blog post:

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70 years ago today, Pope Francis made his first Communion.

More from his general audience today:

Is "graduality" a new way for the church to talk about sexuality?

That was the discussion Tuesday at the family synod:

Get caught up on all of our synod coverage here:

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Rebekah Chaveste immediately regretted taking the RU-486 abortion-inducing pill at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Today, her son is alive and well thanks to a national group that helps women reverse the effects of that pill.

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A husband and wife from Wisconsin spoke at the synod of bishops today.

They said that existing programs to educate Catholics on the vocation of marriage aren't enough.

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A young boy cured of blindness paved the way for the beatification of Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich.

He shared his story Sunday at the first beatification Mass held in the U.S. --

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Pope Francis:

"Each one of us has a story: a story of grace, a story of sin, a story of journey, many things, and it's good to pray with our story."

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Parishes should be welcoming of same-sex couples and divorced Catholics, the first married couple speaking at the family synod told bishops and Pope Francis.

Here's the analogy they drew --
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