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Alfred Magero, Matthew Njogu, and Edward Chaleh Nkamanyi are three Catholic fathers from Africa who recently shared insights about being a present dad, protecting their families amid threats to the African family, and being a model of family values for their children with ACI Africa, CNA's news partner in Africa.

Catholic fathers talk fatherhood, family values, and threats to the African family

Jun 17, 2024

By Agnes Aineah

Four fathers from three African countries share their experiences of fatherhood and what they’ve learned about being good dads. Read more

Debbie and David Cowden, authors of “The Prayer Book for Tired Parents,” told EWTN News Nightly in an interview on Jan. 6, 2023, that the book is “really focusing on growing together as a family, loving God more, and raising our kids to be great saints.”

How one book is helping Catholic parents raise saints through the sleepless nights

Jan 14, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Many new parents might not realize how having a baby can affect their spiritual lives. “The Prayer Book for Tired... Read more

Soren and Ever Johnson with their five children, ages 19 to 10.

US couple to share advice for Catholic family life at World Meeting of Families

Jun 20, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The international gathering of Catholic families begins in Rome on June 22. Read more

Archbishop Zbigņevs Stankevičs of Riga, Latvia (left), speaking during a Catholic conference in Warsaw in May 2022 on the natural law legacy of John Paul II (right.)

How Latvia’s Christian churches use JPII’s natural law teaching to defend life and family

Jun 9, 2022

By Kelsey Wicks

The archbishop of Riga, Latvia, spoke about the critical need for ecumenical cooperation. Read more

Bishop Santiago Gómez Sierra of Huelva.

Priests back bishop attacked in media for defending life and the family

Jun 8, 2022

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Bishop Santiago Gómez Sierra encouraged Catholics to vote for those who share Christian values. Read more

Pope Francis announced that his prayer intention for June 2022 is families.

Pope Francis announces his prayer intention for June 2022

Jun 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

The choice is fitting, since families from around the world will gather in Rome later this month for the World... Read more

Orphaned children in India.

Catholic diocese in India offers cash incentives, scholarships for couples with more children

Aug 6, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

The Eastern-rite Syro-Malabar Diocese of Palai in Kerala state said it will pay 1,500 rupees (about US$21) monthly to the... Read more

A detail from a graphic promoting the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life campaign.

Vatican dicastery urges youngsters to share wisdom of elderly people facing Christmas alone

Nov 27, 2020

A Vatican dicastery launched a new campaign Friday urging young people to share wisdom gleaned from the elderly facing Christmas... Read more

A detail from a graphic promoting the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life campaign.

Vatican dicastery launches ‘send a hug’ campaign for elderly isolated by pandemic

Jul 27, 2020

The Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life launched a new campaign Monday urging young people to “send a hug”... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Families are a radical witness to hope in modern society, Archbishop Gomez says

Jun 19, 2019

The Christian family must become a “radical” sign against a climate of despair and isolation Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los... Read more

Mike and Alicia Hernon. Courtesy photo.

How a 'messy family' can be a holy family

Dec 2, 2018

By Mary Farrow

When Mike and Alicia Hernon started their podcast on marriage and family in 2015, they didn’t think anyone would listen,... Read more

Dublin prepares for 2018 World Meeting of Families

Mar 22, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Just a little more than a year away, the Archdiocese of Dublin released a video Wednesday inviting families from around... Read more