Vatican Establishing a Working Group to Study Legal Challenges to Catholic Schools' Survival

November 16, 2015

Rome, November 13, 2015 -- The Church is ever aware of the "extreme importance" of education, and an upcoming conference marking the 25th and 50th anniversaries of two key Church documents on education will consider the challenges to Catholic education today and looking toward the future.

ANALYSIS: Strong Families, Strong Society

November 9, 2015

Rome, November 08, 2015 ( Father John Flynn -- That healthy family life plays a vital role in the well-being of society is well established. A recent study provides ample detail regarding the economic impact of families.

Pope: How Can We Teach Concern for Others If We Don't Protect Human Embryo?

November 9, 2015

Rome, November 06, 2015 -- “I encourage you to continue your important work in favour of life from conception until its natural end, also taking into account the conditions of suffering that many brothers and sisters have to face and at times submit to”, said Pope Francis this morning as he received the 510 participants in the Congress of the Movement for Life being held in Sacrofano, Italy, through Sunday.

Pope's Morning Homily: Christians Can't Be Cliquey

November 9, 2015

Rome, November 05, 2015 -- Christians shouldn't be cliquey, says Pope Francis, who in today's morning Mass warned against the Pharisees' tendency to exclude others.

Pope's Morning Homily: A Good Priest Knows How to Empathize

November 2, 2015

Rome, October 30, 2015 -- A good priest must be able to empathize with his flock, to become involved in their struggles and lives, says Pope Francis.

US Bishops to Vote in November on Formal Statement on Pornography

November 2, 2015

United States of America, October 30, 2015 -- The U.S. bishops will vote on a proposed formal statement, "Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography," at the annual Fall General Assembly, November 16-19, in Baltimore. The statement's development has been directed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth (LMFLY), in collaboration with other USCCB Committees and offices, as well as additional experts.

FORUM: The Tyranny of the Powerful

November 2, 2015

United States of America, October 29, 2015 -- Here is the latest column from Bishop James Conley, reprinted from the Southern Nebraska Register.

Pope's Discourse at Close of Synod

October 26, 2015

Vatican City, October 24, 2015 -- Below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' discourse at the conclusion of the Synod of Bishops on the Family in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall this afternoon:

Pope's Morning Homily: 'Every Day, Another Step' Is Way to Reach Our Conversion

October 26, 2015

Rome, October 22, 2015 -- "Conversion is a duty" that takes daily effort, says Pope Francis, so that the door of our heart is opened more and more to the Holy Spirit.

After Wife Dies of Colon Cancer, Man Starts Meal Company for Terminally Ill

October 26, 2015

United States of America, October 22, 2015 -- Nationally known Catholic speaker and author Chris Faddis has set out to open Bene Plates, a Phoenix-based food and nutrition company, with the sole purpose of preparing home-delivered meals to those suffering from cancer and other chronic illnesses — locally and nationwide.

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