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Syrian refugee.

Catholic campaign to aid Syrian children who ‘have known nothing but war’

Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the start of the Syrian war, the Catholic charity Caritas has launched a campaign... Read more

Alphabet saint book aims to introduce kids to heavenly friends

A new book for young children aims to both teach kids the alphabet and introduce them to new heavenly friends... Read more

Children pray the rosary.

Campaign seeks to unite a million children in praying the rosary

A Catholic charity hopes to bring together a million children worldwide to pray the rosary this Sunday.  Read more

Pope Francis with children of the Santa Marta Dispensary in 2017.

Children are 'innocence, promise, many good things,' Pope Francis says

Pope Francis Sunday attended a party with the children and families receiving treatment and help at the Vatican's 98-year-old free... Read more

Pope Francis greets employees of Vatican City State and their families Dec. 21, 2019.

Pope Francis: A baby's smile is a sign of God’s love

The very first way the Child Jesus revealed the love and goodness of the Father was in smiling at his... Read more

Porn restrictions further delayed in UK, now scheduled for July launch

The United Kingdom has once again delayed the launch of its constraints on virtual porn. The online age verification program... Read more

In a changed country, poor Americans miss the benefits of marriage most

Marriage has major benefits for children, adults, and society as a whole, said a marriage scholar this week, and the... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis invites pediatricians to help shape culture

Meeting with pediatricians at the Vatican on Thursday, Pope Francis encouraged the medical professionals to be “promoters of a culture... Read more

Cardinal Luis Tagle visits Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh, Dec. 3, 2018.

Report: Children living in the shadow of war

A new report commissioned by an international children’s charity has revealed that 420 million children, or nearly one in five... Read more

As population plummets, Hungary to end income tax for moms of at least four

In an effort to encourage Hungarians to have more babies, the prime minister of the country has announced that women... Read more

Only half of US children are being raised by their married parents

One in two: that is the current number of children in the U.S. who are being raised by both their... Read more

Can Americans today afford to have kids?

When Alicia Hernon realized she was pregnant with her eighth child, her first reaction was to start crying. Read more

Chilean flag in the Court of St. Damasso during the arrival of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on June 5, 2015.

Chilean Senate passes bill allowing minors to change legal gender

The Chilean Senate has passed a gender identity bill that would allow minors as young as 14 to change their... Read more

Two Franciscan friars plead guilty to endangering children in Pennsylvania

Two Franciscan friars who served as superiors of their community in Pennsylvania have pled guilty to charges of endangering children,... Read more

Retreat fosters healing for adult children of divorce

According to the Pew Research Center, only 46 percent of Americans under the age of 18 live in a traditional... Read more

This Chilean home offers hope for children with HIV

Fighting the scourge of discrimination that often accompanies HIV, the Santa Clara Foundation in Santiago de Chile has worked since... Read more

Caritas Venezuela warns that 280,000 children could die of malnutrition

Caritas Venezuela has warned that some 280,000 children could die of malnutrition due to food shortages amidst the country’s grave... Read more

'No science' behind transgender therapy for kids, doctors warn

Children who struggle to match their gender identity with their biological sex should not be pushed into transgender therapies, but... Read more

For global 'peripheries,' poverty can lead to online exploitation

While the challenge of protecting children online is one faced throughout the world, Church leaders from Asia and Africa said... Read more

Pope Francis greets locals at the Cross of Reconciliation in the Parque de los Fundadores in Villavicencio, Colombia on September 8, 2017.

Pope Francis: Parents cherishing their kids is a sign of hope for the future

On his return flight from Colombia, Pope Francis said that seeing parents’ devotion for their children gives him hope for... Read more