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Colo. parish looks to John Paul II in family-focused initiative

Apr 16, 2014 - 05:09 pm .- Blessed John Paul II’s life and teachings on family and marriage are still bearing fruit, say members of one Colorado parish that has launched a family-friendly initiative inspired by the late Pope's example.

Archbishop underscores beauty, joy of family life

Mar 25, 2014 - 08:01 am .- At the official presentation of the upcoming World Day of Families in Rome, Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke of the importance of family life in society, and expressed his desire to strengthen it in the Church.

Cardinals' meetings focus concern on marriage, family

Feb 22, 2014 - 11:42 pm .- In a series of closed-door meetings this week, cardinals from around the world expressed a common care and concern for the state of marriage and the family in the modern world.

Cardinal tells consistory to proclaim 'gospel of the family'

Feb 21, 2014 - 12:53 am .- Cardinal Walter Kasper addressed the Extraordinary Consistory on the Family Thursday morning about how to rediscover and proclaim the “gospel of the family.”

Pope Francis urges cardinals to reflect deeply on family life

Feb 20, 2014 - 11:24 am .- Pope Francis met briefly this morning with cardinals who had gathered for a meeting to reflect on the theme of the family, urging them to consider carefully both the Church’s theology and pastoral practice.

Pope prays for upcoming Synod of Bishops

Dec 29, 2013 - 05:26 am .- In his Angelus address given on the feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis prayed especially for the approaching Synod of Bishops which will discuss pastoral challenges to the family.

Vatican releases preparatory document for synod on family

Nov 5, 2013 - 08:57 am .- At a press conference Tuesday, the Vatican released the official preparatory document on the upcoming synod of bishops on the family, revealing key topics of the meeting's discussion will focus on.

Sacraments are not mere 'decorations,' insists Pope

Oct 26, 2013 - 03:31 pm .- Pope Francis met with families from around the world today in a celebration of the joy of family life, telling them that the sacraments provide real grace to aid in the challenges everyone faces.

Synod on family can help renew marriage, English bishop says

Oct 17, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- Next year’s synod on the family and evangelization is a chance to renew family life and the Catholic vision of marriage, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, England has said.  

Thank your family, Pope Francis says

Oct 13, 2013 - 01:48 pm .- Pope Francis on Sunday preached about the importance of gratitude and thankfulness for the Christian community and for family life.

Next bishops' synod to explore pastoral care of family

Oct 8, 2013 - 10:55 am .- The Holy See press office has announced the date and theme of the upcoming Synod of Bishops, which is slated to occur next fall and will address the pastoral approach to family issues.

Seminar at UN to push for pro-life, pro-family development efforts

Sep 18, 2013 - 03:58 pm .- A U.S. religious liberty group and a Mexican development organization are holding a seminar at the United Nations to advocate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in a way that respects human life and the family.

Winning pro-life contest photos will be shown to Pope

Aug 5, 2013 - 02:30 pm .- The winning photos of the contest “Life…in HD,” which is being organized by the Pontifical Council for the Family, will be projected for Pope Francis this October in Rome.

Vatican rep at UN stresses family's role in development

Jun 21, 2013 - 05:00 pm .- Family, education and work are central to economic development, the Vatican's representative to the United Nations told an assembly preparing sustainable development goals.

Vatican diplomat: anti-drug policies should focus on family

Jun 13, 2013 - 04:21 pm .- Policies to fight drug abuse should reflect the dignity of the human person and build up the family as vital for both prevention and treatment efforts, said a representative of the Holy See.

Western culture 'lost God' through demise of family

May 24, 2013 - 02:03 am .- Scholar Mary Eberstadt says most theories of secularization do not take into account the role of the family in religious practice, noting how its demise is critically linked to an increasingly secular West.

Marriage is critical for cultural evangelization, bishop stresses

May 10, 2013 - 05:08 pm .- The love of a married couple offers a crucial witness needed for evangelization in the modern world, said Bishop Michael J. Sheridan of Colorado Springs in a recent Washington, D.C., talk.

Vatican unveils plans for International Family Center in Nazareth

Apr 16, 2013 - 10:54 am .- The Vatican is moving ahead with plans to build the International Family Center in Nazareth, a complex that will include a church, meeting spaces, a hotel for visitors and play areas for children, all as part of an effort to build up the family in the Holy Land.

Pediatricians group accused of ignoring data in endorsing 'gay marriage'

Mar 23, 2013 - 04:08 pm .- The American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent support of “gay marriage” is drawing criticism from those who argue that it disregards evidence about the well-being of children of same-sex couples.

Vatican sets dates for 2015 World Meeting of Families

Feb 25, 2013 - 09:10 am .- The Holy See has announced the dates for the eighth World Meeting of Families, officially confirming that the event will be held in Philadelphia Sept. 22-27, 2015. 

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