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United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Seminar at UN to push for pro-life, pro-family development efforts

Sep 18, 2013

A U.S. religious liberty group and a Mexican development organization are holding a seminar at the United Nations to advocate... Read more


Winning pro-life contest photos will be shown to Pope

Aug 5, 2013

The winning photos of the contest “Life…in HD,” which is being organized by the Pontifical Council for the Family, will... Read more

Archbishop Francis A. Chullikatt, apostolic nuncio to the U.N., gives the keynote speech at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast.

Vatican rep at UN stresses family's role in development

Jun 21, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Family, education and work are central to economic development, the Vatican's representative to the United Nations told an assembly preparing... Read more

Archbishop Francis Chullikatt.

Vatican diplomat: anti-drug policies should focus on family

Jun 13, 2013

Policies to fight drug abuse should reflect the dignity of the human person and build up the family as vital... Read more

Mary Eberstadt.

Western culture 'lost God' through demise of family

May 24, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Scholar Mary Eberstadt says most theories of secularization do not take into account the role of the family in religious... Read more

Bishop Michael J. Sheridan of Colorado Springs (File Photo/CNA).

Marriage is critical for cultural evangelization, bishop stresses

May 10, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

The love of a married couple offers a crucial witness needed for evangelization in the modern world, said Bishop Michael... Read more

Archbishiop Vencenzo Paglia (right) and Salvatore Martinez (left) present the International Family Center in Nazareth on April 16, 2013.

Vatican unveils plans for International Family Center in Nazareth

Apr 16, 2013

The Vatican is moving ahead with plans to build the International Family Center in Nazareth, a complex that will include... Read more

Pediatricians group accused of ignoring data in endorsing 'gay marriage'

Mar 23, 2013

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent support of “gay marriage” is drawing criticism from those who argue that it disregards... Read more

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.

Vatican sets dates for 2015 World Meeting of Families

Feb 25, 2013

The Holy See has announced the dates for the eighth World Meeting of Families, officially confirming that the event will... Read more

Hoot Family. (File Photo/CNA).

Young amputee's sports success brings joy to family

Feb 22, 2013

The story of an Indiana teen who continues to make local sports headlines despite having prosthetic legs has highlighted the... Read more


Over 100,000 march to defend marriage in Puerto Rico

Feb 21, 2013

More than 100,000 people gathered outside the Puerto Rican capitol in San Juan on Feb. 18 to support the defense... Read more

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 12, 2013. Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy.

State of the Union speeches recognize role of family

Feb 13, 2013

The importance of strong families for the well-being of society was discussed by leaders of both political parties as President... Read more


Vatican official rejects claims that he endorsed same-sex unions

Feb 7, 2013

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, denounced media assertions that his recent comments show Vatican... Read more

Robert George speaking at the Catholic Information Center.

Sexual difference critical to understanding marriage, authors say

Jan 10, 2013

Defending the sexual complementarity between men and women in marriage is an essential first step in building up a healthy... Read more


Socialist politician says Spanish bishop should be 'muzzled'

Jan 7, 2013

A socialist government official in Andalusia, Spain, called for a local Catholic bishop to be “muzzled” for arguing that men... Read more


Divorced should be embraced with kindness, priest underscores

Nov 14, 2012

An Italian priest who serves as a spiritual director for dozens of divorced Catholics in Rome said that the Church... Read more

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) speaks during the 2012 GOP Republican National Convention on Aug. 30, 2012 in Tampa, Fla.

Role of faith, family emphasized at Republican convention

Sep 1, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Prominent members of the Republican Party highlighted faith and family values as being intrinsic to America’s identity as a nation... Read more

The Donald and Marcia Gilbert family of Council 12923 in Campbellsville, Kentucky were named the 2012 International Family of the Year.

Knights of Columbus honor service to life, family, religious freedom

Aug 10, 2012

The Knights of Columbus awarded a family from Kentucky for their commitment to the Catholic faith, as well as members... Read more

One Million Moms campaign urges removal of anti-family show

Jul 26, 2012

A group of concerned mothers across the country is protesting an upcoming television show that depicts homosexuality and surrogate childbearing... Read more


God holds the 'heart of mankind' in his hand, Pope says

Jun 5, 2012

At the conclusion of a lunch with Church leaders in Milan on June 3, Pope Benedict XVI said that despite... Read more