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Dec 9, 2018 - 04:36 pm .- When Alicia Hernon realized she was pregnant with her eighth child, her first reaction was to start crying.
Dec 4, 2018 - 05:44 pm .- The overwhelming majority of U.S. families with children at home worry about paying their bills each month, and the cost of raising a child today is a significant factor in deciding whether to become parents, according to a recent study.
Nov 7, 2018 - 04:13 pm .- Thousands participated Nov. 3 in the “Family is Life” march in San Salvador, calling on authorities to end efforts to legalize abortion and implement gender ideology in schools.
Aug 29, 2018 - 04:57 am .- Divorce and separation may be common, but the model families should strive after is unity, and people should not forget those husbands and wives who, even amid difficulties, continue to be faithful, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Aug 26, 2018 - 01:27 pm .- During his last stop in Dublin Sunday, Pope Francis met with the bishops of Ireland, telling them to take encouragement for their daily ministry in the truth found in Christ.
Aug 25, 2018 - 03:28 pm .- Pope Francis encouraged attendees at an evening festival for the World Meeting of Families to radiate joy into the world like lighthouses radiate light – giving an example for other families to follow.
Aug 23, 2018 - 12:16 pm .- Love in the family is the first step to teaching the world about the love of God, said Cardinal João Braz de Aviz during Mass at the World Meeting of Families.
Aug 22, 2018 - 12:27 pm .- In the face of attacks on the family, the Church should strive to imitate the Holy Family, which shines through the darkness, said Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay.
Jun 16, 2018 - 08:02 am .- In a speech to a family association Saturday, Pope Francis again stressed that God's vision of the family is between a man and a woman, and compared the abortion of children who are sick or disabled to a Nazi mentality.
Jun 11, 2018 - 12:36 pm .- As the parents of a homeless son struggling with a drug addiction, Frank and his wife Deloris have done everything they could think of to get their grown son into rehab. But it didn’t work.
Mar 7, 2018 - 12:35 am .- One in two: that is the current number of children in the U.S. who are being raised by both their married biological parents throughout their childhood.
Feb 18, 2018 - 06:04 am .- According to a recent study, wedding bells are not ringing for the majority of younger adults in the United States, while marriage rates for older adults have increased over the past 50 years.
Jan 8, 2018 - 06:44 am .- In a speech to diplomats on Monday, Pope Francis said that the stability of the family is integral for the future, and that such stability is created when founded upon the faithful and lasting relationship of a man and woman.
Dec 1, 2017 - 04:01 am .- On Friday Pope Francis met with the bishops of Bangladesh, urging them to be close to the laity, especially young people and families, and to encourage them to serve the Church according to their particular gifts.
Nov 20, 2017 - 03:00 pm .- Catholic author Mary Eberstadt is a senior fellow of the Faith & Reason Institute, and the author of several best-selling books, including Adam and Eve After the Pill and How the West Really Lost God.  In the Nov. 6 issue of The Weekly Standard, Eberstadt published “The Primal Scream of Identity Politics,” an essay exploring the contours of contemporary American politics, our search for identity, and the importance of the family. In an interview with CNA editor-in-chief JD Flynn, Eberstadt offers important insights for all Catholic Americans.
Nov 11, 2017 - 11:16 am .- The future of the Church and the world is dependent on the good of the family, said Pope Francis in a video message Saturday.
Oct 31, 2017 - 03:01 am .- As some Catholics see darker elements of some Halloween celebrations, parents like Cunningham often face similar dilemmas – what to do about Halloween?
Oct 28, 2017 - 10:36 am .- In a lengthy speech to civil and ecclesiastical leaders of Europe on Saturday, Pope Francis defended the family as being made up of a man and woman open to life – saying that this fundamental community is also a model for secular communities.
Oct 3, 2017 - 02:18 pm .- Mitch Davis had the best intentions for his career and family life. He was an executive at the Disney and Columbia movie studios in the 1980s. He wanted to make family films, and he made the effort to be home around his kids, while many Hollywood colleagues logged countless extra hours at their offices.
Sep 19, 2017 - 07:32 am .- On Tuesday Pope Francis issued a new motu proprio changing the legal status of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, making it a theological institute charged with studying marriage and the family from a scientific perspective.