Pope to dads: Play with your kids, be strong, loving, moral role models

When their lives are all work and no play, men turn their children into “orphans," says Pope Francis.

Pope Francis accepts a gift from a newly married couple during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Jan. 28. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Just as Mary gave the world Jesus, women hand on faith, pope says

Why is it that mostly women are the ones who hand down the faith generation after generation, Pope Francis asked.

Pope Francis arrives to lead ecumenical vespers at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome Jan. 25. (CNS photo | Paul Haring)

Georgie’s story: Choosing life when the prognosis is death

The ultrasound technician who gently swept a probe across my wife’s gel-covered belly spoke hardly a word.

George and Treasa Matysek believe their son’s brief life brought them joy. (Courtesy Matysek family)

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Pope to dads: Play with your kids, be strong, loving, moral role models
Jan 28 2015
When their lives are all work and no play, men turn their children into “orphans," says Pope Francis.

Become islands of mercy in the sea of world’s indifference, pope says
Jan 27 2015
Through prayer, charity and humility before God, people receive a heart “which is firm and merciful, attentive and generous," pope says.

Just as Mary gave the world Jesus, women hand on faith, pope says
Jan 26 2015
Why is it that mostly women are the ones who hand down the faith generation after generation, Pope Francis asked.

Pope says marriage annulment process should be free of charge
Jan 25 2015
Addressing the Vatican tribunal primarily responsible for hearing requests for marriage annulments, Pope Francis said all annulment processes should be free of charge.

Pope says family is where people learn communication
Jan 25 2015
Beginning with an unborn child’s relationship with his mother, the family is where members of the church and wider society learn the essential lessons of communication, Pope Francis said.

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