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Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square for a Jubilee of Mercy audience June 18, 2016.

Families are called to unity, Pope Francis says

Aug 29, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Divorce and separation may be common, but the model families should strive after is unity, and people should not forget... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the bishops of Ireland during the 2018 World Meeting of Families.

The truth frees us, pope tells Irish bishops

Aug 26, 2018

During his last stop in Dublin Sunday, Pope Francis met with the bishops of Ireland, telling them to take encouragement... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the Festival of Families at the 2018 World Meeting of Families.

Be a 'beacon of joy,' Francis tells families in Ireland

Aug 25, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis encouraged attendees at an evening festival for the World Meeting of Families to radiate joy into the world... Read more

Family love teaches the world about God's love, says cardinal

Aug 23, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Love in the family is the first step to teaching the world about the love of God, said Cardinal João... Read more

Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay celebrates Mass in Dublin Aug. 22 for the World Meeting of Families.

The Holy Family is a bright light in dark times, cardinal says

Aug 22, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

In the face of attacks on the family, the Church should strive to imitate the Holy Family, which shines through... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope says abortion of sick, disabled children reflects Nazi mentality

Jun 16, 2018

By Elise Harris

In a speech to a family association Saturday, Pope Francis again stressed that God's vision of the family is between... Read more

This man spent a week on the street with his homeless son

Jun 11, 2018

By Perry West

As the parents of a homeless son struggling with a drug addiction, Frank and his wife Deloris have done everything... Read more

Young US adults are not tying the knot, recent study shows

Feb 18, 2018

According to a recent study, wedding bells are not ringing for the majority of younger adults in the United States,... Read more

Pope Francis addresses members of the Diplomatic Corp Jan. 8, 2018.

Pope Francis: The world needs stable families, relationships

Jan 8, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a speech to diplomats on Monday, Pope Francis said that the stability of the family is integral for the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the bishops of Bangladesh Dec. 1, 2017.

Pope tells Bangladesh bishops to make laity a priority, especially youth

Dec 1, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Friday Pope Francis met with the bishops of Bangladesh, urging them to be close to the laity, especially young... Read more

Mary Eberstadt.

Where the revolution has led: an interview with Mary Eberstadt

Nov 20, 2017

By JD Flynn

Catholic author Mary Eberstadt is a senior fellow of the Faith & Reason Institute, and the author of several best-selling... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 8, 2017.

Pope Francis: The future of the world depends on the family

Nov 11, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

The future of the Church and the world is dependent on the good of the family, said Pope Francis in... Read more

EU flags.

Pope to European civil and Church leaders: men and women are different

Oct 28, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a lengthy speech to civil and ecclesiastical leaders of Europe on Saturday, Pope Francis defended the family as being... Read more

The Stray.

'The Stray' inspired by director's real-life turnaround

Oct 3, 2017

By Carl Kozlowski

Mitch Davis had the best intentions for his career and family life. He was an executive at the Disney and... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience Jan. 13, 2016.

Pope Francis retools John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family

Sep 19, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Tuesday Pope Francis issued a new motu proprio changing the legal status of the John Paul II Institute for... 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

Sep 11, 2017

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

Wedding bands.

Amid rising divorce rates, Malawi bishops hold marriage conference

Aug 12, 2017

Divorce rates in Malawi have increased in the past few years, leading the local Catholic Church to emphasize the importance... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput speaks with CNA in Rome on Sept. 15, 2014.

Want to change the world? It starts with joy, Archbishop Chaput says

Jul 27, 2017

In a world that can sometimes seem disheartening, Christians have a path to the future in lives of joy and... Read more

Pat Klingbeil.

100 descendants and counting: The remarkable story of Pat Klingbeil

Jul 21, 2017

When most people hear about a stereotypical “large Catholic family,” they might picture a van that seats six or eight... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, Prefect of Laity, family and Life, speaks with CNA on May 3, 2017.

Cardinal Farrell: Let's talk about the beauty of the family

May 6, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Vatican's point-man on family and life issues says rather than just complaining about problems we see in society, we... Read more