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Church in Cuba announces activities for the Year of the Family

The Cuban Conference of Catholic Bishops’ National Committee on the Family announced a three month period of activities to celebrate... Read more

The official logo of the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family”

Amoris Laetitia Family Year: A CNA Explainer

The Amoris Laetitia Family Year begins today. But what exactly is it? Here’s what you need to know. Read more

The official logo of the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family”

Online event, papal message to mark opening of ‘Amoris laetitia’ year

The Vatican will mark the fifth anniversary of the publication of Amoris laetitia, Pope Francis’ 2016 exhortation on the family,... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address in the library of the Apostolic Palace Dec. 27, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis urges all families to look to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph for ‘sure inspiration’

Pope Francis urged families across the world Sunday to look to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph for “sure inspiration.”  Read more

Pope Francis gives an address in the library of the Apostolic Palace. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to mark fifth anniversary of ‘Amoris laetitia’ with year dedicated to family

Pope Francis announced Sunday a special year dedicated to the family, marking the fifth anniversary of the publication of his... Read more

The next World Meeting of Families will focus on holiness in married vocation

The Vatican announced Friday that the next World Meeting of Families will focus on the vocation of married life as... Read more

 Pope Francis walk at the end of his weekly general audience in Saint Peter's Square.

Analysis: Serious and unserious allegations of papal heresy

Despite the recent open letter’s strident claims, the arguments advanced by its authors do not appear to make a legal,... Read more

Pope Francis greets the pilgrims during his weekly general audience in St Peter's square.

Theologians accuse pope of heresy

A group of nineteen Catholics, including some prominent academics, have published an open letter to the bishops of the world... Read more

Cardinal Walter Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, at the Vatican in April 2015.

Cardinal Kasper says Müller’s manifesto spreads ‘confusion and division’

Cardinal Walter Kasper has released a criticism of Cardinal Gerhard Müller’s “Manifesto of Faith,” accusing it of containing half-truths and... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Muller.

Müller delivers ‘manifesto’ on Catholic teaching

A former prefect of the Vatican’s doctrinal office has weighed in on the Church’s theological debates regarding the reception of... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell.

Cardinal Farrell reiterates support for 'Amoris laetitia'

In a recent interview, Cardinal Kevin Farrell offered his view of criticisms of the apostolic exhortation on love in the... Read more

Pope Francis' post-synodal apostolic exhortation "Amoris Laetitia" (the Joy of Love) at the Holy See Press Office in Vatican City on April 8, 2016.

‘Amoris laetitia’ must be read ‘always in continuity’ with Church teaching, pope says

A letter from Pope Francis on Amoris laetitia has been published in which the pope says the 2016 apostolic exhortation... Read more

Polish bishops at a plenary assembly in Zakopane, June 2017.

For Poland's bishops, Pope Francis continues Catholic teaching on the family

Pope Francis’ thought on the family reveals the importance of “tenderness and closeness” in pastoral ministry and should be read... Read more

Cardinal Walter Kasper.

Cardinal Kasper offers new thoughts on Amoris Laetitia

Cardinal Walter Kasper has tried to address the controversy over some interpretations of Pope Francis’ exhortation Amoris Laetitia, but one... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Analysis: In new pastoral plan, Cardinal Wuerl shares a missionary mandate

Since the beginning of the debate on whether chapter eight of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia permits the divorced and civilly... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Washington archdiocese issues Amoris Laetitia marriage plan

The Archdiocese of Washington has released a pastoral plan aiming to implement Amoris Laetitia within the archdiocese.  Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

A Catholic 'paradigm shift' would be corruption, not development – Cardinal Muller

The authentic development of doctrine is about making more explicit the revealed truths of faith, not changing, or “shifting,” Church... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago.

Cardinal Cupich launches Amoris Laetitia seminars for US bishops

The Archbishop of Chicago has invited some U.S. bishops to a series of conferences on the 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, speaks at a press conference at the Holy See Press Office, Jan. 25, 2018.

Vatican official hopes World Meeting of Families will promote family values

Cardinal Kevin Farrell is in charge of the World Meeting of Families being held in August, and he has said... Read more

Bishop Athanasius Schneider.

Bishop Schneider explains the Kazakhstani profession of truths on marriage

Fidelity to the words of Christ makes it necessary to profess the truth about sacramental marriage, Bishop Athanasius Schneider told... Read more