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Pope Francis decries ‘barbaric attack’ on concertgoers in Manchester – updated

Catholic News Service MANCHESTER, England — Pope Francis decried the "barbaric attack" on concertgoers in Manchester, adding his voice to Catholic leaders dismayed at what...

Harrisburg conference asks faith communities to ‘reimagine’ families

  Catholic News Service   HARRISBURG, Pa. — In a society where many consider marriage vows to be contrary to human freedom, the “self-aholic” lifestyle leads to...

Loving families are key to bringing joy, mercy to world, pope...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis urges families to discover God’s love and be generous, forgiving, patient, helpful and respectful. Family life will be...

Pope holds Christmas audience with Vatican employees, families

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — While exchanging gifts for Christmas is a beautiful tradition, Pope Francis said, do not forget the one and only...

Mercy Friday — Pope Francis visits with former priests and their...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Nearing the end of the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis paid a visit to seven families formed by men...

‘A sword has pierced heart of our city’, says Orlando bishop...

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando Bishop John G. Noonan urged people of faith “to turn their hearts and souls” to God and pray for the...

Families must open home to God or selfishness will reign, pope...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Families need to open their doors to God and his love or they will harbor an individualism that endangers...

Australian archbishop at synod looks for ‘new pastoral creativity,’ not change...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — While church doctrine must stay unchanged, an Australian archbishop expressed his hope that the Synod of Bishops will the...

Cardinal O’Malley and Rick Warren call on families to be missionary...

Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA — Two well-known Christian preachers agreed: Joy in family life is among the most powerful tools to take Jesus to others. The...

Pope: Celebrations, including Mass, are essential for family life

    Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Families need moments of rest and celebration, time for standing back and recognizing the gifts of God and...

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