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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...

Families need prayers, mercy, courage, including from synod, pope says

Catholic News Service GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador — Even if a pastoral proposal for helping a Catholic family with problems seems scandalous at first, it is possible...

War, greed and consumerism harm families, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Families are weakened and destroyed by war, “the mother of all forms of poverty,” as well as by economies...

Agency seeks donations to aid Iraqi Christian refugees

NEW YORK — A U.S.-based international Catholic agency July 28 issued a plea for emergency funds to help tens of thousands of Christians forced...

Catholic leaders urge help for migrant kids crossing U.S. border

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — A Latin America expert for Catholic Relief Services, the head of the bishops' migration committee and the president of a...

Pope opens meeting of cardinals by calling for ‘loving,’ ‘courageous’ approach...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Opening a two-day meeting of the world’s cardinals, Pope Francis said the church's pastoral approach to helping couples must...

Pope calls for governments to help families

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI called on governments and communities to help large families, saying children represent hope and the well-being...

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