Family Life, Bishops, Pope Francis

September 18, 2014

Vatican Commission for Protection of Minors Sets Oct. 4-5 Meeting

Pope Francis' council of cardinal advisers just concluded their sixth round of meetings Sept. 15-17.

September 17, 2014

Pope Francis to Make One-Day Journey to Albania

The Holy Father is scheduled to visit the Balkan birthplace of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Sept. 21.

September 17, 2014

Catholic Church in Cuba Sets New Pastoral Plan for Evangelization

‘On the Road to Emmaus’ offers a three-part reflection on the social and political reality and on the Church in the country.

September 16, 2014

More Nunsense From ‘Time,’ HuffPost and ‘U.S. News’

September 16, 2014

‘Love Is Our Mission — the Family Fully Alive’

World Meeting of Families’ document offers a global perspective on family issues.

September 16, 2014

No Scandal Here: The 20 Couples Married by Pope Francis Were Legit

Two authorities on Christian marriage refute media reports that criticized the Pope’s presence at a Sept. 14 Mass.

September 15, 2014

Pope Francis to Couples: Let the Cross Illuminate Your Marriage

In his capacity as the Bishop of Rome, the Holy Father presided over the marriage of 20 couples Sept. 14 in St. Peter’s Basilica.

September 15, 2014

Vatican and Vietnam Continue to Strengthen Diplomatic Ties

The fifth round of talks of the Vietnam-Holy See Joint Working Group was held Sept. 10-11 in Hanoi.

September 12, 2014

Bishops of Philippines Declare Day of Prayer for Peace in Iraq and Syria

The initiative ties in with the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

September 9, 2014

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Releases Official Prayer and Image for World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis is expected to attend the World Meeting of Families, set for Sept. 22-27, 2015.

September 9, 2014

Papal-Blessing Proceeds Will Soon Go to Poor — Not Shopkeepers

Tha papal almoner said the Vatican will directly handle the certificates starting in January 2015.

September 8, 2014

Church Serves Women ‘the Rest of the World Has Left Behind’

‘Anyone who thinks that the Catholic Church doesn’t support women doesn’t know much about the Church,’ an executive from Catholic Relief Services said.

September 8, 2014

Pope Francis Pursues a Thaw in Relations With China

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September 7, 2014

Pro Tennis Player Accompanied by Our Lady of Guadalupe on World Travels

Colombia native Santiago Giraldo Salazar is devoted to the Mother of God.

September 3, 2014

Pope Francis’ ‘Match for Peace’ Brims With Positive Message

International soccer players of many faiths gathered in Rome to join the Holy Father in solidarity against hate.

September 3, 2014

Archbishop: Terror Recruitment Linked to Europe Failing Its Youth

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi told a Rimini, Italy, gathering last month, ‘As people grow up, they want to change things … and if some of these values are not provided, are not concretely realized, then the temptation to look for some other solution becomes very strong.’

September 2, 2014

Americans Participate in Vatican’s ‘Sport Is for Man’ Seminar

The three-day event includes interfaith soccer match for peace.

September 2, 2014

Pope Francis: Learn From Jesus' Rebuke of Peter

In his Sunday Angelus, the Holy Father exhorted the faithful to change the world through their faith.

August 29, 2014

Ambassador: ‘Francis Syndrome’ Provides Spark to Korean People

Thomas Han, former ambassador to the Holy See, said the Asian people were inspired to follow the Pope’s humble example.

August 27, 2014

Papal Envoy: We Must See the Humanity of Each Iraqi Refugee

Cardinal Fernando Filoni gave Pope Francis a firsthand account of the desperate plight of a populace uprooted by Muslim radicals.

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