Spare No Effort in
Defending Life, Family
VATICAN CITY, May 12, 2015 -- 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.
In Rare New Letter,
Benedict XVI Seeks
Shepherds for the Whole World
VATICAN CITY, May 12, 2015 -- Speaking from retirement, Benedict XVI has underscored the need for the Church to extend its pastoral care to non-believers and to share “the questions of the times” in its continuing efforts to announce the gospel to the world.
Novena: Protect Marriage
From US Supreme Court
San Francisco, April 20, 2015 -- We are calling on the faithful to join the Marriage Reality Movement in a Novena in advance of or during the oral arguments. It can be begun at any time between now and April 28.
National Catholic Prayer Breakfast
Celebration of Prayer and
Catholic Solidarity for the Nation
It is the premier events that brings Catholics together in Washington from around the country. It will be held on May 7, 2015. Learn about it.
As Storm Brews,
San Francisco Archbishop Strikes Back
At School Guideline Critics
SAN FRANCISCO, February 20, 2015 -- Politicians have targeted San Francisco Catholic schools’ teacher standards, but Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone says they are a matter of Catholic mission and common sense.
The Irony in Anti-discrimination –
Why Catholic Bishops
Won't Back ENDA Even with religious freedom provisions added, LGBT discrimination laws are unlikely to draw support from Catholic bishops because they could in fact lead to discrimination against religious groups, analysts explained.
Vatican Hosts International Gathering
To Identify New Ways To ‘Pass On’ Faith
VATICAN, January 29, 2015 --“There is not a single day when Pope Francis doesn’t call us to go out to share our faith,” were the decisive words addressed to European delegates in the Vatican recently, meeting to identify effective ways to pass on the Catholic Faith.
-- In his general audience catechesis, Pope Francis turned to the role of fathers, saying that they play an irreplaceable role in family life, and their absence leaves children prey to false idols.
For Pope Francis,
Faith is a Criterion in
Investigating a Marriage's Validity
-- 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.
Confession Isn't the 'Dry-cleaners'
It's an Embrace from God
-- Pope Francis said that confessing our sins isn't a “mechanical” procedure like getting a stained removed but rather a joyful embrace from God, who forgives everything from a heart that's repentant.
Want Christian Unity?
Deepen Your Own Conversion
- Pope Francis told a group of religious men and women that they are the forerunners in working towards Christian unity, which is something that first requires personal conversion, holiness and prayer.
Pope Francis Surprised
By Misunderstanding of
His Words on Family- Pope Francis was surprised that his words on responsible parenthood were not widely taken in the sense that he intended them, a Vatican official related in an interview on Thursday.
Evangelizing the Culture
for Marriage and Family on EWTN
EWTN, the Apostolate for Family Consecration, and Catholics for the Common Good Institute have partnered with a six-part mini-series, Evangelizing the Culture for Marriage and Family that begins January 12 on EWTN. It marks the commencement of a new “Marriage Reality Movement” (TakeBackMarriage.org).
Choosing Ideology Over Life:
Children Latest Pawns in
Battle to Redefine Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO, Reposted Thursday, January 22, 2015 -- A recent article published by Reuters reported that lawyers intent on persuading courts to redefine marriage are employing a new strategy: recruiting same-sex couples with children to provide emotionally charged testimony in favor of recognizing their relationships as legal marriages.
Pope: 'Responsible Parenthood'
Doesn't Mean Birth Control- Pope Francis backed Blessed Paul VI's teaching against birth control and urged openness to life, but reminded couples that “responsible parenthood” does not require them “to be like rabbits” in order to be good Catholics.