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In UN Message, Pope Francis Decries Abortion and Family Breakdown

Editor’s Note: In this article, Pope Francis urges world leaders to be especially attentive to the rights of children. Pope Francis also reminded the UN that “the first teachers of every child are his or her mother and father, adding Read more

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Pope Francis: The Future of the World Depends on the Family

By Hannah Brockhaus

VATICAN CITY, (CNA/EWTN News) — The future of the Church and the world is dependent on the good of the family, said Pope Francis in a video message Saturday.

“The love between a man and … Read more

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Marriage and Family in Gaudium et Spes and Today

Editor’s Note: This is an important series that provides one of the clearest summaries on Biblical and Church teaching on marriage in the light of Vatican II and the teachings of St. Pope John Paul II. It will provide you Read more

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Italian Bishops Blast “Sad Human Market”

ROME — The Italian news agency ANSA, reported Avvenire, the daily newspaper of Italian bishops conference CEI, strongly rebuked Left Ecology and Freedom (SEL) party leader Nichi Vendola after he announced the birth of his son by means of a … Read more

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RELEASE: Married Couple Announced as Patron Saints

Married Couple Announced as Patron Saints of Marriage Reality Movement

Parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux exemplary declared models of marriage as God intended it

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. — The Marriage Reality Movement announced Sunday, World Marriage DayRead more

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Pope Francis: Synod was about Affirming Family, Indissoluble Marriage

VATICAN (CNA/EWTN News) — At the conclusion of the 2015 Synod on the Family, Pope Francis emphasized that the gathering had been about recognizing that society is founded on the family and marriage as the permanent union of … Read more

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Final Synod Document Strongly Backs Church Teaching, Beauty of Family life

By Elise Harris

VATICAN (CNA/EWTN News) — With a two-thirds majority vote, the more than 200 bishops gathered for the Vatican’s synod on the family upheld Church teaching on hot-button issues such as homosexuality and communion for divorced … Read more

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What Now? Message to Marriage Reality Movement Members

By Bill May

On the day of the U.S. Supreme Court decision to redefine marriage as an adult institution and separate it from children and families: 

This is a day that Catholics for the Common Good Institute has been anticipating … Read more

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“I” Over “We” is Bad for the Family

In an article that appeared on the front page of the Vatican newspaper (L’Osservatore Romano), Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti of Perugia said that an “individualistic mentality” is the wound that most damages family life today.

The concept of “we,” he continued, … Read more

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Don’t Let Family Hurts Become Despair

By Elise Harris

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Family wounds that aren’t dealt with in a healthy and timely manner can have devastating effects on both spouses and children, Pope Francis has said, and encouraged wounded families to work toward … Read more

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“The Family Must Be Defended”

By Ann Schneible

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — In his meeting on Saturday with the bishops from Mozambique, a southeast African nation, Pope Francis urged support for public policies that promote the family and protect human life.

“Spare … Read more

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Restore Faith in the Family

Editor’s Note: As the Holy Father points out, influences of the culture are obscuring the goodness and beauty of marriage from young people, and fewer are choosing to enter into it. All of our children and grandchildren are vulnerable Read more

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Luminous Teachings Left Out of Synod

By Rick Fitzgibbons

Saint John Paul II’s luminous writings on the nature of the human person, marriage and family life and sexuality have markedly improved the Church’s pastoral approach to spouses, youth and engaged couples. This wisdom based on the … Read more

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Scientific Support of the Family

By Steven Mosher

Bishop José Luis Del Palacio was worried.

“Many young people in Peru and around the world have unfortunately succumbed to worldly idols of pleasure, money and power,” the bishop of Callao, Peru, told us.

They are very Read more

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Faith Makes a Marriage

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — In investigating the validity of a marriage, ecclesial judges should consider whether the decision to marry was made in the context of values and faith, Pope Francis said on Friday.

Pope Francis opened the judicial … Read more

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How Family Teaches Us

By Elise Harris

Vatican City, CNA/EWTN News — Pope Francis chose the family as his theme for this year’s World Communications Day, saying that, as the first place we learn to communicate, families teach us to go out of ourselves … Read more

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Threats to the Family

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (CNA/EWTN News) — Warning that “every threat to the family is a threat to society itself,” Pope Francis called on the people of the Philippines to be a prophetic witness in a world facing attacks on marriage and … Read more