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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

St. Maximilian Kolbe

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

Aug 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“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

Feb 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

US Capitol building.

Consensus builds for family-centered coronavirus relief

Jul 20, 2020

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?

Mar 19, 2020

By Mary Farrow

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

Dec 29, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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

Nov 10, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Oct 24, 2019

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

Sep 25, 2019

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

May 30, 2019

By Perry West

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

May 7, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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

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 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'

Mar 25, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Mar 17, 2019

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

Dec 30, 2018

By Courtney Mares

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

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