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Archdiocese of Baltimore to hold town hall meetings on families
Apr 08 2016
The archdiocesan office of Marriage and Family Life will host four town hall meetings about families at locations around the archdiocese in April.

First take: Local Catholic leaders in Baltimore archdiocese react to ‘The Joy of Love’
Apr 08 2016
Archbishop Lori said the document is a beautiful, compassionate, realistic celebration of love that contains much that is helpful.

A little bit country: Pope looks at the nitty gritty of family life
Apr 08 2016
In "Amoris Laetitia", Pope Francis' postsynodal apostolic exhortation on the family, there is passion and devotion, but also heartache and sweat.

In 'The Joy of Love,' pope urges sharing truth of family with mercy, helping those struggling
Apr 08 2016
The same mercy and patience essential for building a strong family must be shown to those whose families are in trouble, the pope said.

Pope to release document on the family April 8
Mar 31 2016
The Vatican has set April 8 for the release of “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”), Pope Francis’ reflection on the family and family life.

Road to health leads to Easter Vigil rite for Frederick County family
Mar 24 2016
A child's battle with stage-4 bone cancer with metastasis to her lungs leads family to prayer and the Catholic Church.

Amen: Daddy-daughter time
Mar 08 2016
‘Woof-woofs,’ polkas and prayers offer life lessons for father of 15-month-old girl.

What’s their secret? Even pope notices Edgemere couple’s 73 years of marriage
Feb 16 2016
Nevin and Pear Gintling have been married since 1942.

Renovated St. Vincent de Paul shelter broadens options for families
Dec 29 2015
How does a family end up homeless? “Sometimes it’s an illness or a car breaking down,” said Toni Boulware Stackhouse of Sarah’s Hope.

Upon parenthood, people's political views grow more similar, study finds
Dec 05 2015
Americans hold a variety of diverse opinions on a number of political issues. Sometimes, they veer to opposite ends of the political spectrum. But the one thing that not only bridges those gaps but brings them closer together is parenthood.

Changes to annulment process explained
Nov 30 2015
Pope Francis chose Dec. 8 as the beginning not only of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, but as the date for the inauguration of changes in the church’s annulment process.

Product of synod may be a deepening of mercy
Nov 30 2015
In emphasizing mercy as the central duty of the church, the pope is affecting the way church leaders and people in the pews are thinking about family life.

Political responsibility, pornography statements OK'd by USCCB
Nov 18 2015
The U.S. bishops approved a formal statement on pornography, and an updated revision of a statement on political responsibility.

High court's ruling prompts bishops' pastoral plan for family, marriage
Nov 17 2015
Moving forward in response to the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage, U.S. bishops are planning to develop a pastoral plan for marriage and family life.

Bishops, in draft statement, call pornography 'mortal sin'
Nov 16 2015
In their Baltimore meeting, the U.S. bishops are considering a statement on the dangers of pornography.