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Families need prayers, mercy, courage, including from synod, pope says
Jul 07 2015
Even if a pastoral proposal for helping a Catholic family with problems seems scandalous, it is possible God could bring healing, the pope said.

Returning to South America, pope says countries owe debt to their poor
Jul 06 2015
Pope Francis began a visit to Ecuador July 5 by saying countries owe debt to their poor.

Helping environment, poverty requires change of heart, cardinal says
Jul 03 2015
A Vatican official told a U.N. gathering the pope is calling on all societies to examine how they produce and consume goods.

Catholic economist: Pope has 'measured' critique of U.S. economy
Jul 02 2015
Harsh criticisms meted out by Pope Francis on free-market capitalism have sparked backlash from some fiscal conservatives.

Cardinal Dolan: Pope will have ‘profound, lasting impact’ on New Yorkers
Jul 01 2015
The 30 hours or so Pope Francis will spend in New York in September will be relatively brief, yet extremely profound and lasting.

Pope Francis' United States of America Schedule
Jun 30 2015
The schedule for Pope Francis' September 2015 Apostolic Journey to the United States has been released.

Omaha archdiocesan phase for Flanagan cause ends; documents go to Rome
Jun 26 2015
The Archdiocese of Omaha advanced to Rome the sainthood cause for Father Edward Flanagan on June 18.

Organizers for meeting of families expect 1.5 million for papal Mass
Jun 26 2015
More than 1.5 million people are expected for the Mass with Pope Francis in Philadelphia this September!

Pope tells parents to be mindful of children's suffering
Jun 24 2015
Continuing a series of talks about the family, the pope reflected on the hurts family members cause each other.

Sister Nirmala Joshi, successor to Blessed Teresa, dies at 81
Jun 24 2015
Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Blessed Teresa of Kolkata as superior general of the Missionaries of Charity died June 23 in Kolkota.