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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

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

St. Maximilian Kolbe

80 years ago St. Maximilian Kolbe gave his life in Auschwitz to save a father of a family

“Let us place all families of the world under the mantle of Mary, under the intercession of Maximilian Kolbe.’ Read more

The logo of the Veritas Amoris Project. Screenshot from veritasamoris.org.

International Catholic project launched to promote ‘truth of love’ to 21st-century world

An international group of Catholic academics has launched an ambitious new project to proclaim the “truth of love” to 21st-century... Read more

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

As some Catholics see darker elements of some Halloween celebrations, parents like Cunningham often face similar dilemmas – what to... Read more

US Capitol building.

Consensus builds for family-centered coronavirus relief

As Congress considers another coronavirus relief package, members from both parties are highlighting the need to include assistance for working... Read more

Quarantined Sunday: How can families keep the day holy when Masses are canceled?

How families can make Sunday a holy day, without being at Mass  Read more

Pope Francis greets families of Vatican City employees Dec. 21, 2017.

Pope Francis asks families to put down their phones on Holy Family feast

On the feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged families to get off their cell phones... Read more

Austin and Catherine Mardon meet Pope Francis Nov. 6.

Catholic couple brings the love of family to young people with mental illness

For Catholic couple Austin and Catherine Mardon, mental illness is personal.  Read more

Mexican police in Ciudad Juarez.

Family is key to break Mexico’s cycle of violence, priest says

As violence continues to plague parts of Mexico, one priest in the country stressed the importance of strong families in... Read more

Mexican flag during the Angelus Address in St. Peter's Square on January 10, 2016.

March for life and family in Mexico opposes abortion, organized crime

Pro-life advocates took to the streets throughout Mexico on Sept. 21 to march for life, family, and conscience protections.  Read more

Chase settlement will pay fathers for ungranted paternity leave

A class action lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase was settled this week, after a lawsuit from fathers denied parental leave.  Read more

Pope Francis holds a small sculpture of Mother Teresa in Skopje's cathedral May 7, 2019.

Pope Francis in North Macedonia: History is written by people like Mother Teresa

In the first-ever papal visit to North Macedonia Tuesday, Pope Francis lauded the lasting legacy of Mother Teresa, a saint... 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 prays inside the Holy House of Loreto on the Feast of the Annunciation March 25, 2019.

Pope Francis: Marriage and family have 'an essential mission'

On the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of family and marriage for society, and called the... Read more

Study shows cohabiting relationships to be less stable than marriage

A new study found that in 11 countries across the globe, cohabiting couples have more doubts about their relationship lasting... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a woman at the Dec. 5, 2018 General Audience.

On Holy Family feast, Pope Francis offers advice for healing family wounds

Pope Francis prayerfully entrusted troubled families to the protection of the Holy Family of Nazareth Sunday and offered his advice... 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

Cost of raising children a major obstacle for US families, study finds

The overwhelming majority of U.S. families with children at home worry about paying their bills each month, and the cost... Read more

Thousands march in support of life, family in El Salvador

Thousands participated Nov. 3 in the “Family is Life” march in San Salvador, calling on authorities to end efforts to... Read more