The deeper synod question: How should church relate to the wider world
Oct 22 2015
The synod highlighted the fact that the family is at the very heart of the church.
Breast cancer treatment included St. Agnes Hospital, prayer
Oct 21 2015
A mammogram didn’t catch the lump under Kathie Strobel’s breast – not even the one taken after she had discovered it in the shower.
Promises must be made in freedom, honored with sacrifice, says pope
Oct 21 2015
Bring honor back to keeping one's promises, which must be made in full freedom and kept by making sacrifices, Pope Francis said.
God's love is overabundant, limitless, pope says
Oct 20 2015
God is neither petty nor still; he goes out in search of people out of love, Pope Francis said.
Canonizing four saints, pope urges people to serve others with joy
Oct 19 2015
The parents of St. Therese of Lisieux were among the new saints canonized by Pope Francis Oct. 18.
Families have a mission in the church, archbishop says
Oct 16 2015
At the Synod of Bishops on the family, members agree that "the family is also meant to be an agent and instrument of mercy."
Synod calls for Bible-based presentation of God's plan for family
Oct 14 2015
Members of the Synod of Bishops called for a tone and for language that is clear and simple.
Women gather for spiritual renewal
Oct 12 2015
The fifth annual Maryland Catholic Women’s Conference met for a two-day conference and retreat at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg Oct. 10-11.
Citing new rules, India's Missionaries of Charity to end adoption work
Oct 12 2015
The Missionaries of Charity will close their adoption centers in India, citing new regulations that would allow nontraditional families to adopt children, reported ucanews.com.
Synod changes: Making less time for speeches, more time for dialogue
Oct 08 2015
Because the number of bishops in the world – and at the synods – continues to grow, the amount of time they are given for speeches to the assembly has been reduced.
Archbishop Chaput: Synod does include ‘lobbying’ in search of truth
Oct 07 2015
When a big group of people gathers to discuss something important, people start lobbying, even if that group is the world Synod of Bishops, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.
Pope says ministry to divorced, remarried is not only topic for synod
Oct 06 2015
Pope Francis urged members not to act as if the only question that mattered was the pastoral care of divorced and remarried Catholics.
Pope says synod is not parliament, but place to listen to Holy Spirit
Oct 05 2015
The world Synod of Bishops on the family is not a parliament, Pope Francis said, but it must be a place of prayer.
Lesson for synod seen in joy evident at World Meeting of Families
Oct 02 2015
Many hope the passion shown by the pope at the World Festival of Families will drive the Oct. 4-25 Synod of Bishops on the family.
'Sing once, pray twice': In Philadelphia, St. Joseph Hispanic community enjoys the journey
Sep 28 2015
Some Maryland Catholics who went to the papal Mass Sept. 27 couldn't get through security, but they soaked up the experience just the same.