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Why Pope Francis’ November prayer intention is for children who suffer

Oct 31, 2022

By AC Wimmer

“There are still millions of boys and girls who suffer and live in conditions very similar to slavery,” the pontiff... Read more

Danny and Leila Abdallah with children Liana, Alex, Michael, and Selina spoke to CNA at the Vatican on June 23, 2022.

Marriage after tragedy: The key is forgiveness, couple says

Jul 5, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Forgiveness allowed my marriage to survive,” Leila Abdallah said 28 months after three of her and husband Danny’s six children... Read more


'One million children praying the rosary': Kids join rosary initiative inspired by St. Padre Pio

Oct 15, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Children from 44 countries have already registered to take part in the rosary campaign. Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Arché Foundation at the Vatican, Sept. 2, 2021.

Pope Francis: Foundation helping mothers and children is ‘a sign of hope’

Sep 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Arché Foundation is opening a new house in Rome. Read more

Pope Francis greets a child at a general audience at the Vatican, April 20, 2016.

Pope Francis on adoption: ‘Every child that arrives is God’s gift’

Aug 27, 2021

By Courtney Mares

‘Every baby, in every case, and in whatever situation is to be welcomed,’ the pope says in a new video. Read more

Syrian refugee.

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

Mar 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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

Dec 17, 2020

By CNA Staff

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

Oct 14, 2020

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

Dec 22, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Dec 21, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Apr 22, 2019

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

Apr 10, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Mar 21, 2019

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

Feb 18, 2019

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

Feb 12, 2019

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

Dec 19, 2018

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?

Dec 9, 2018

By Michelle La Rosa

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

Sep 7, 2018

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

May 7, 2018

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

Apr 2, 2018

By Courtney Mares

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