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An adoptive father reflects on the mystery of God’s love

Being an adoptive father of three beautiful children has truly been a blessing. While my day-to-day role is largely the same as a biological...

Pope Francis encourages adoption: All children deserve a home

VATICAN CITY -- With so many children in the world needing a good home and so many couples unable to have children, there must...

Adoptive mom brings wider perspective on Mother’s Day

My first Mother's Day as a mom was as special as I'd dreamed it would be. My husband got me a bouquet of peonies,...

Court says Philadelphia can end faith-based agencies’ foster placements

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit ruled April 22 that the city of Philadelphia can bar Catholic Social Services...

Son's meeting with birth mother who nearly aborted him made into...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- David Scotton knew he had been adopted, but he didn't really know the circumstances behind it until his birth mother...

English cardinal apologizes for past practice of coercing unmarried mothers to...

Catholic News Service MANCHESTER, England — An English cardinal has apologized for the “hurt caused” to young unmarried mothers pressured by church agencies in the...

Malta passes same-sex marriage

VATICAN CITY — After a controversial vote in parliament April 14, Malta became the latest country to recognize same-sex unions as the legal equivalent...

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