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Guadalajara Cathedral (Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady), Mexico.

2024 International Congress of Families to be held in Mexico

Feb 21, 2024

By Diego López Colín

The theme of this year’s congress will be “All Families Can Be Better.” Read more

Luke and Sarah Hellwig in the new series “The Catholic Parent” on FORMED.

New series hopes to inspire Catholic parents to ‘fully embrace their vocation’

Feb 17, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

A new series called “The Catholic Parent” helps parents embrace their role as the primary educators of the faith for... Read more

Detail of a mural showing Blessed Stanley Rother being welcomed into heaven at the new Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine in Oklahoma City.

What is the process for canonization? A guide for All Saints’ Day 

Nov 1, 2023

By Daniel Payne

On the day the Church celebrates the Church triumphant in heaven, we take a closer look at the formal process... Read more

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Is the era of the traditional family over in America? Survey suggests yes

Sep 25, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

A new Pew survey found that Americans are more concerned about their careers and friends than in having children. Read more

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Maternity leave policies: How Catholic dioceses and organizations rank

Sep 19, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Catholic dioceses across the U.S. were surveyed last year about their parental leave policies, showing that very few provide comprehensive... Read more

The Love family pictured a couple of years ago, before their youngest, Edmund, was born.

Off to WYD: Maryland family of 10 heads to Lisbon for special pilgrimage

Jul 29, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The Love family, whose eight children range from ages 1–18, are heading to Portugal and will then visit holy sites... Read more

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New Catholic ministry invites the whole family to grow in their faith and in community

Jul 15, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Trinity House Community Groups offer families formation, fellowship, and the tools they need to better live out their faith and... Read more

CEO Michael Seifert of PublicSq speaks with attendees at the 2021 AmericaFest at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix.

Company announces ‘baby bonus’ for employees expecting or adopting a child

Jun 19, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The CEO of PublicSq recently discussed the new decision to support families who work for the company. Read more

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Vatican supports Catholic research to improve families and marriages

May 31, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has backed a project aimed at enhancing interdisciplinary research at Catholic universities in the sphere of family, marriage,... Read more

Nicole and Austin LeBlanc, a Catholic couple in Michigan, who welcomed their baby girls and will lay them to rest.

Conjoined twins born, baptized, and confirmed before passing

May 23, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Nicole and Austin LeBlanc, a Catholic couple from Michigan, chose to give their baby girls life and to share their... Read more

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Spanish bishops lament there are families who oppose religious vocations of their children

Dec 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The bishops published an annual message in anticipation of Holy Family Day under the theme “The family, cradle of the... Read more

Pope Francis has lunch with his second cousin Carla Rabezzana at her home in Portacomaro, Italy on Nov. 19, 2022.

Pope Francis travels to northern Italy to share a special meal with his cousins

Nov 19, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The visit was the first time that Pope Francis had met with his 90-year-old second cousin since the start of... Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) on June 10, 2022

Pope Francis: Pornography is ‘a threat to public health’

Jun 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis also spoke about the challenges facing families today. 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 Sanchez Silva

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

Pope Francis meets participants in the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences’ plenary meeting at the Vatican, April 29, 2022.

Pope Francis: All countries should promote family-friendly policies

Apr 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was addressing members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Dec. 26, 2021.

Pope Francis: Pray for peace in the family

Dec 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Please, each day, let us pray a little bit together, if you can make the effort, to ask God for... Read more

The United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

Senators mark 1st anniversary of declaration rejecting push to declare abortion an ‘international right’

Nov 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Geneva Consensus Declaration was signed by 32 countries on Oct. 22, 2020. Read more

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What to do about Halloween? Catholic moms – and an exorcist – weigh in

Oct 30, 2021

By Mary Farrow

As some Catholics see darker elements of some Halloween celebrations, parents often face similar dilemmas; what to do about Halloween? Read more

Our Lady of Fatima.

Fatima visionary predicted 'final battle' would be over marriage, family

Oct 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima, died in 2005. But... Read more

Pope Francis meets with deacons and their families at the Vatican on June 19, 2021

Pope Francis: A family that remains open to life builds history

Sep 11, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“Dear friends, the family is alive if it finds itself united in prayer," the pope said in a message ahead... Read more