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Fr. Quinn Mann, founder of CYE and CatholicFest, invited all the kids to join him on stage and sing a song during the last Mass, July 6, 2014.

CatholicFest mixes camping, encounter with truth, beauty

Jul 14, 2014

By Mary Farrow

For the past three years now, Catholic families in the Diocese of Green Bay and beyond have been marking their... Read more

Hands Together, by Vera Kratochvil.

Researcher questions data in same-sex parenting study

Jul 11, 2014

A study claiming better wellbeing among children of same-sex couples was based on data that merits “healthy scepticism” due to... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila celebrates Mass for the 20th annniversary of the Denver WYD Aug 15, 2013.

Show joy of Christian family life, Denver archbishop teaches

Jul 1, 2014

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has published a pastoral letter calling on Catholics to live their faith in their... Read more

Press conference on June 26, 2014 at the Vatican Press Office to release the instrumentum laboris for the upcoming Synod on the Family.

Vatican releases outline for October synod on the family

Jun 26, 2014

By Elise Harris

Divided into three parts, the Vatican's newly released outline that will drive discussion during the upcoming synod touches on the... Read more

St. Peters Square.

Vatican upholds nature, importance of family in UN session

Jun 25, 2014

By Elise Harris

During the 26th Session of the U.N.’s Human Rights Council, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi affirmed that the family nourished by the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with seminarians from the Pontifical Roman universities on May 12, 2014.

Pope encourages priests to work in joy, brotherhood

Jun 21, 2014

By Elise Harris

During his one day his visit to Italian town Cassano all'Jonio, Pope Francis met with the priests of the diocese,... Read more

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville takes part in a press conference at the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 12, 2013.

Archbishop Kurtz: Synod to draw on 'richness' of global Church

Jun 19, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

The president of the U.S. bishops' conference said that this autumn's synod on the family will reflect the cares and... Read more

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, speaks at the Vatican Press Office, March 25, 2014.

World Meeting of Families shows man's destiny is love, official says

Jun 11, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family urged the U.S. bishops to help share the message that the... Read more

Entrance to the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Rome, April 25, 2014.

Academic institute carries forward JPII's vision of marriage, family

Apr 29, 2014

Pope John Paul II's enthusiasm for the vocation of marriage and family life is being carried forward today through an... Read more

(L-R) Don, Erin, and Theodore Marek, and Fr. Luis Granados.

Colo. parish looks to John Paul II in family-focused initiative

Apr 16, 2014

By Kate Veik

Blessed John Paul II’s life and teachings on family and marriage are still bearing fruit, say members of one Colorado... Read more

Panel of participant pose for a picture in the March 25 press conference announcing the 2015 World Day of Families

Archbishop underscores beauty, joy of family life

Mar 25, 2014

By Elise Harris

At the official presentation of the upcoming World Day of Families in Rome, Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke of the importance... Read more

Cardinals at the Feb. 22 consistory.

Cardinals' meetings focus concern on marriage, family

Feb 22, 2014

In a series of closed-door meetings this week, cardinals from around the world expressed a common care and concern for... Read more

Cardinals greet each other after the consistory on November 24, 2012 in St. Peter's Basilica.

Cardinal tells consistory to proclaim 'gospel of the family'

Feb 21, 2014

Cardinal Walter Kasper addressed the Extraordinary Consistory on the Family Thursday morning about how to rediscover and proclaim the “gospel... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in remembrance of Bishops and Cardinals who died during the past year on Nov. 4, 2013.

Pope Francis urges cardinals to reflect deeply on family life

Feb 20, 2014

Pope Francis met briefly this morning with cardinals who had gathered for a meeting to reflect on the theme of... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 4, 2013.

Pope prays for upcoming Synod of Bishops

Dec 29, 2013

In his Angelus address given on the feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis prayed especially for the approaching Synod... Read more

Cardinal Peter Erdo, relator general of the 2014 Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on pastoral challenges to the Family at a Nov. 5 press release.

Vatican releases preparatory document for synod on family

Nov 5, 2013

By Elise Harris

At a press conference Tuesday, the Vatican released the official preparatory document on the upcoming synod of bishops on the... Read more

Pope Francis greets families of pilgrims Oct. 26 in St. Peter's Square.

Sacraments are not mere 'decorations,' insists Pope

Oct 26, 2013

Pope Francis met with families from around the world today in a celebration of the joy of family life, telling... Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth.

Synod on family can help renew marriage, English bishop says

Oct 17, 2013

Next year’s synod on the family and evangelization is a chance to renew family life and the Catholic vision of... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Oct. 13.

Thank your family, Pope Francis says

Oct 13, 2013

Pope Francis on Sunday preached about the importance of gratitude and thankfulness for the Christian community and for family life.  Read more

Next bishops' synod to explore pastoral care of family

Oct 8, 2013

By Elise Harris

The Holy See press office has announced the date and theme of the upcoming Synod of Bishops, which is slated... Read more