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Aug 12, 2017 - 04:23 am .- Divorce rates in Malawi have increased in the past few years, leading the local Catholic Church to emphasize the importance of family life and marriage preparation.
Jul 27, 2017 - 04:40 pm .- In a world that can sometimes seem disheartening, Christians have a path to the future in lives of joy and love, Archbishop Chaput said Thursday.
Jul 21, 2017 - 10:30 am .- When most people hear about a stereotypical “large Catholic family,” they might picture a van that seats six or eight kids. Most wouldn’t think of having so many great-grandchildren that you’ve lost count.
May 6, 2017 - 04:02 pm .- The Vatican's point-man on family and life issues says rather than just complaining about problems we see in society, we need to focus on the Church's rich, beautiful take on marriage and the family.
Apr 8, 2017 - 05:32 am .- U.S. immigration authorities should show mercy on a detained Catholic mother with a special needs child, who fled Mexico when drug cartels began to persecute her family, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati said this week.
Mar 30, 2017 - 05:30 am .- Pope Francis issued a message ahead of the 2018 World Meeting of Families (WMOF), saying couples and families should root their relationships in the love of God, which then propels them to joyfully share it with others.
Dec 31, 2016 - 02:33 pm .- Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima, died in 2005. But before her death, she predicted that the final battle between Christ and Satan would be over marriage and the family.  
Oct 27, 2016 - 04:51 pm .- Doctrine and theological reflection are to be formed by its evangelizing purpose and by pastoral concerns, Pope Francis told the faculty and students of the John Paul II Institute on Thursday.
Oct 27, 2016 - 11:21 am .- As the contentious 2016 campaign season draws to a close, hundreds of university students are coming together to focus on strong marriages and sexual integrity as the bedrock of a health society.
Oct 21, 2016 - 03:01 am .- For years, Cecilia Cunningham and her husband took their children trick-or-treating in their then-suburban Philadelphia neighborhood.
Sep 26, 2016 - 02:15 pm .- Some 400,000 people filled the streets of Mexico City on Saturday to protest the Mexican government’s attempt to redefine marriage as anything but a union between one man and one woman.
Aug 24, 2016 - 05:09 am .- The Vatican recently rolled out a new sex education course designed to help parents and educators talk to teens about sex and counter messages on social media.  
Jun 20, 2016 - 10:00 am .- In April, Robert Spaemann, emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Munich, attracted significant attention for an interview with Anian Christoph Wimmer, editor of CNA's German-language edition.
Jun 14, 2016 - 03:13 am .- In a testimony at the Vatican’s Jubilee for the sick and disabled, the husband of the late Chiara Corbella Petrillo – who died after rejecting medical treatment in order to save her unborn child – spoke about his wife's joyful faith in the face of terminal illness.
Jun 4, 2016 - 11:43 am .- Pope Francis has approved the institution of a new Vatican department dedicated to the family, the laity, and life.
Jun 1, 2016 - 05:20 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia described as “misleading” an article claiming that his leadership of a working group on the Pope’s most recent document “sends a signal” regarding U.S. policy on Communion.
May 25, 2016 - 12:11 pm .- “The Gospel of family, joy for the world.” This is the theme for the 2018 World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland, and it is meant to emphasize the family's role as a stabilizing force in society, said the local archbishop.
Apr 9, 2016 - 06:57 am .- Reflecting on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on love in the family, two professors at the John Paul II Institute have emphasized the close ties between integration and conversion, as well as the importance of the Church's established teaching.
Apr 8, 2016 - 11:00 am .- While some passages in Pope Francis’ new document may be unclear and open to multiple interpretations, the correct view is that which aligns with the tradition and teaching of the Church, said a synod consultor and leading expert on Catholic family studies.  
Apr 8, 2016 - 04:05 am .- Pope Francis’ latest writings on the family include a strong affirmation of the need to welcome children even in difficult circumstances.

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