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Hundreds of thousands attend ‘Family Day’ as Italy debates same-sex unions

Rome, Italy, Jan 30, 2016 / 12:24 pm (CNA).- Rome’s Circus Maximus was the site of a massive rally against a proposed law which would allow same-sex unions across the country of Italy.  Hundreds of thousands are estimated to have gathered for ‘Family Day’ at the historic […]

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They fled terrorists, too – why Catholics are resettling a refugee family in Indiana

Indianapolis, Ind., Dec 9, 2015 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Efforts to resettle a Syrian refugee family in Indiana are part of a long Catholic tradition that saves lives, the Archbishop of Indianapolis has said after meeting with the state's governor about his security concerns. “Three years […]

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Proclaim the beauty of God’s plan for family, LA archbishop tells synod

Vatican City, Oct 10, 2015 / 05:55 pm (CNA/Vatican Insider).- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles addressed his fellow synod fathers on Saturday, encouraging the Church in sharing the beauty of the Creator's plan for creation, the human person, and the family. “I believe that the Church […]

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Pope Francis met Argentine family who travelled 11,000 miles to Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 29, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See press officer explained on Sunday that that morning Pope Francis had met with the Walkers, a family from Argentina who travelled in a VW camper van to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families. […]

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Pope Francis off-the-cuff: Family is the most beautiful thing God made

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 26, 2015 / 08:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A visibly moved Pope Francis ditched his prepared remarks in speaking to thousands of families gathered in Philadelphia Saturday night – giving an impromptu reflection on the beauty and dire importance of family life. “The most beautiful […]

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What to learn at the World Meeting of Families: The family is a gift from God.

Vatican City, Aug 30, 2015 / 10:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The World Meeting of Families event next month in Philadelphia aims to lead families to know their importance as a gift from God and to help them open their hearts to Jesus Christ, a priest involved in […]

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Pope to policy makers in Ecuador: Love society as your family

Quito, Ecuador, Jul 7, 2015 / 05:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an address at the San Francisco church in Quito, Ecuador Pope Francis told political and social policy makers of the country to look to the family as their model for solidarity and subsidiarity. “In a family, […]

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Pray that the family synod will deepen the Church’s spiritual discernment, Pope asks

Guayaquil, Ecuador, Jul 6, 2015 / 12:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During a Mass said on Monday, the first full day of his visit to Ecuador, Pope Francis called for prayers that the upcoming Synod on the Family might discern the needs of the family, an institution irreplaceable […]

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When you care for a sick family member, you are a ‘hidden hero,’ Pope says

Vatican City, Jun 10, 2015 / 10:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis lauded families for the “hidden heroism” of caring for a sick loved one. “These are the heroes. This is heroism of the family!” the pontiff said during his Jun. 6 […]

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Ethiopia’s Cardinal Souraphiel brings African family values to the college of cardinals

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jun 7, 2015 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Elevated to the rank of cardinal in February, Ethiopian Archbishop Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel of Addis Ababa has brought the richness of African values to bear in the College of Cardinals. “Africa may be poor in material […]

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