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Meeting of Families document offers global perspective

Sep 16, 2014 - 04:31 am .- The preparatory catechesis document for the 2015 World Meeting of Families is a “wonderful” work that addresses Catholic family issues from a global context, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said.  

Official prayer, image for World Meeting of Families released

Sep 8, 2014 - 04:14 pm .- The official prayer and image for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year have been released to aid pilgrims in spiritual preparation for the upcoming event.  

Pope: Crisis in family calls on Church for better outreach

Aug 16, 2014 - 03:33 am .- Pope Francis told South Korea's lay leaders during his visit to the country that the modern breakdown of families should spur greater outreach and catechesis to married couples and their children.

Rubio: Economic health tied to morality, community

Jul 25, 2014 - 06:16 am .- A strong national economy requires strong families, supported by both government and the broader community, said Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in a recent policy speech.

Polygamy, gender identity seen as key challenges for families in Africa

Jul 18, 2014 - 06:19 am .- Representatives from the Pontifical Council for the Family gathered in the Congo with over 40 bishops last week to discuss the state of families in Africa, highlighting both strengths and challenges they face.

CatholicFest mixes camping, encounter with truth, beauty

Jul 14, 2014 - 04:56 pm .- For the past three years now, Catholic families in the Diocese of Green Bay and beyond have been marking their calendars for July 4th, and not just because it’s Independence Day.

Researcher questions data in same-sex parenting study

Jul 11, 2014 - 02:06 am .- A study claiming better wellbeing among children of same-sex couples was based on data that merits “healthy scepticism” due to “suspect science” such as selective surveying, a sociology professor has said.

Show joy of Christian family life, Denver archbishop teaches

Jul 1, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has published a pastoral letter calling on Catholics to live their faith in their families and to renew the role of the family in broader culture.

Vatican releases outline for October synod on the family

Jun 26, 2014 - 04:43 pm .- Divided into three parts, the Vatican's newly released outline that will drive discussion during the upcoming synod touches on the nature of families and current challenges they face.

Vatican upholds nature, importance of family in UN session

Jun 25, 2014 - 07:54 am .- During the 26th Session of the U.N.’s Human Rights Council, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi affirmed that the family nourished by the marriage of one man and one woman offers a “dynamic energy” to society.

Pope encourages priests to work in joy, brotherhood

Jun 21, 2014 - 06:01 am .- During his one day his visit to Italian town Cassano all'Jonio, Pope Francis met with the priests of the diocese, speaking of the joy of the priesthood, but also of the dangers of an individualistic culture.

Archbishop Kurtz: Synod to draw on 'richness' of global Church

Jun 19, 2014 - 04:03 am .- The president of the U.S. bishops' conference said that this autumn's synod on the family will reflect the cares and concerns of the Church from around the world, not merely in the U.S. and Europe.

World Meeting of Families shows man's destiny is love, official says

Jun 11, 2014 - 05:33 pm .- The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family urged the U.S. bishops to help share the message that the 2015 World Meeting of Families is intended to show that man is made for love.

Academic institute carries forward JPII's vision of marriage, family

Apr 29, 2014 - 04:17 am .- Pope John Paul II's enthusiasm for the vocation of marriage and family life is being carried forward today through an academic institute dedicated to studying his theology and related issues.

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.

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