Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk and other Eastern Catholic bishops gathered at St. Peter's Square, Nov. 27, 2013. Credit: Kyle Burkhart/CNA.

Polish, Eastern Catholic Bishops
Stand Firm on
Pastoral Care for Families
ROME, Jun 9, 2015 -- During recent meetings which were held separately, both the Polish bishops and the Eastern Catholic bishops from Europe have discussed the family in view of the upcoming Synod on the Family, and are likely to uphold Catholic pastoral care for families.


Pope Francis--
The Eucharist:
Practice What We Celebrate
VATICAN, June 7, 2015 -- In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis focused on the recent feast of Corpus Christi, saying the Eucharist is a “school of solidarity and charity,” which inspires us to care for the most vulnerable.


Running Toward Fulfillment
CCGI Advisor Discusses New Book
STEUBENVILLE, OH, June 7, 2015 -- Catholic author and counselor Gregory Popcak’s new book, Broken Gods: Hope, Healing and the 7 Longings of the Human Heart, probes into the deepest and even darkest desires of the human heart, unveiling what God wants us to know about our ultimate destiny and revealing a commonsense approach to fulfilling our true purpose in life. 


Australian Bishops:
“Don’t Mess with Marriage”
New Pastoral Letter
SYDNEY, May 28, 2015 -- As the debate about ‘same-sex marriage’ gains momentum nationally, the Australian Catholic Bishops believe it is important to highlight the meaning of marriage.


How the Supreme Court's
Hijab Decision

Helps Faith in the Workplace
WASHINGTON, DC, Jun 3, 2015 -- Many religious believers will benefit from the Supreme Court’s Monday decision that a clothing store wrongly discriminated against a prospective employee whose Muslim beliefs required her to wear a hijab, one legal expert has said.


NEW Karol Wojtyla's
LOVE AND RESPONSIBILITY:
A Summary
This book, published in Polish in 1960 and in English in 1981, is a magnificent work, philosophical in nature, on the human person, human sexuality, love, and marriage. It is, however, a somewhat difficult book to read, posing many challenges to the reader. I believe that I have now read it at least 30 times and each time I learn something new.


DC Cardinal:
Christ Didn't Change His Words,
and Neither Should the Church
WASHINGTON, DC, May 27, 2015 -- It is not discrimination for a Catholic to publicly profess his faith, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington insisted Sunday in a pastoral letter on “Being Catholic Today.”


A 'Reality Check' for Ireland's Church 
Marriage Redefinition Vote
Both Challenge and Invitation
ROME, May 25, 2015  -- The Christian message can't be shaken by a national vote, but Ireland’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage is forcing Catholic leaders to rethink how they have been keeping the faith alive among the nation's young people.


Not a Burden, But a Grace:
The Indissolubility of Marriage

ROME, May 27, 2015 -- The sacrament of marriage, characterized as it is by indissolubility, is good news for the people of today, according to a Spanish priest who specializes in family and marriage issues.


‘We are Living an
Ecumenism of Blood’

Pope Says to Phoenix
Unity Celebration in Video

PHOENIX, AZ - May 25, 2015 (Catholic World News) -- Pope Francis sent a video message to the Celebration of Christian Unity, an event that took place on May 23 at the Phoenix Convention Center.


Pope Francis:
The Laity Must be Formed for
Their Mission in the World
VATICAN, May 19, 2015  (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking to the Italian bishops' general assembly on Monday, Pope Francis urged them to support the laity through Christian formation, so that they can assume their proper responsibilities in the public square.


Pope Francis to Parents:
Come Out of 'Exile' and
Educate Your Children
VATICAN, May 20, 2015 -- In his general audience Pope Francis spoke of the essential role parents play in educating their children – a role he said has been usurped by so-called experts who have taken the place of parents and rendered them fearful of making any correction.


Pope Francis:
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.




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