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Faith

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.

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.

Maturing in faith means not just asking God for favors, pope says
Jan 22 2015
he journey of faith always begins a little selfishly, seeking from God healing or help with a problem, Pope Francis says.

Poverty stems from unjust economic system, not big families, pope says
Jan 21 2015
Families who have lots of children do not cause poverty, Pope Francis said.

Pope says Catholics must practice ‘responsible parenthood’
Jan 20 2015
Pope holds hourlong news conference with reporters as he heads back to Rome.

Pope says he will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra in Washington
Jan 20 2015
Pope Francis said his September trip to the U.S. will take him to Philadelphia, New York and Washington.

Philippine students inspired by pope’s words about emotions, feelings
Jan 18 2015
Young people drew inspiration from an encounter with Pope Francis at the University of Santo Tomas.

Pope, at Mass with millions, tells Filipinos to protect the family
Jan 18 2015
Pope Francis told a crowd of at least 6 million gathered in a Manila park to protect the family.