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Synod will endorse Church teaching on family – Cardinal Pell

Vatican City, May 9, 2015 / 02:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican's Secretariat for the Economy, spoke this weekend on issues surrounding the family and the upcoming Synod of Bishops, saying the synod is unable to change Church teaching. Church teaching, he […]

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Prayer breakfast speakers urge supplication for religious liberty, family

Washington D.C., May 7, 2015 / 04:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Prayer is sorely needed as existential threats face faith, the family, and religious liberty in the U.S., Catholic leaders insisted at a prayer breakfast held in the nation's capital on Thursday. “The crisis of marriage and family […]

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Pope Francis on the family synod: ‘We need prayers, not gossip’

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2015 / 06:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke about the gift and call of the Christian family, and urged attendees to pray for the intentions of the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the family. “The Church needs […]

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‘Family is not a fad’: Dolce & Gabbana spark firestorm in backing traditional marriage

Rome, Italy, Mar 16, 2015 / 07:11 am (CNA).- Creators of the luxury Italian fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana sparked global controversy over the weekend after coming out in defense of marriage, saying that children have the right to a mother and a father. “The family is […]

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Scholar from JPII Institute on marriage, family to advise helmsman of 2015 Synod

Vatican City, Mar 14, 2015 / 10:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the church prepares for the 2015 Synod on the Family, one of the newly-named advisers to the synod of bishops' general secretariat is a scholar from the John Paul II Institute on marriage and the family […]

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Saints in the Little Flower family grow as parents set for canonization

Vatican City, Mar 4, 2015 / 03:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Last week it was informally announced to journalists that the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, will be canonized this year in the same month as the synod on the family. “Thanks […]

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Seven challenges for the Mexican Church and the family

Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 4, 2015 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the Day of the Family, celebrated in Mexico March 1, Cardinal Norberto Rivera laid out seven challenges the Church must face to help the family authentically be what every person truly needs. In his homily […]

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Pope puts family at the center of social justice

Vatican City, Feb 28, 2015 / 02:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an audience with the Confederazione Cooperative Italiane (confederation of Italian co-operatives) Pope Francis called for the “globalization of solidarity” which places the dignity of persons and families at the center of social justice. “To globalize solidarity,” […]

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What are the challenges facing family catechesis in India?

Shillong, India, Feb 16, 2015 / 09:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Indian Catechetical Association held its ninth annual convention last week to evaluate the central challenges to both the evangelization and catechesis of families on the subcontinent. “The family, this basic cell of society and the Church, […]

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Natural family planning, theology of the body – the Church’s ‘best-kept secrets’

Denver, Colo., Feb 11, 2015 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If you ask Archbishop Aquila, theology of the body and natural family planning – both practical resources on human sexuality – may be the Church’s best-kept secrets. “The truth is, the Church has many positive things to […]

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