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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.

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Even though she did not make it to the security gates, high school senior Katherine Martinez felt that she "was there" during Pope Francis '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.

At Festival of Families, Baltimore attendees inspired by Pope Francis' embrace of family life
Sep 27 2015
Seeing Pope Francis was a moment to cherish for the Gould family - and for other Baltimore attendees of the Festival of Families.

Helping families respond to the ‘hookup’ culture
Sep 25 2015
The time to educate young people about leading lives of sexual integrity doesn’t start when they hit puberty, Erika Bachiochi said.

Eleven cardinals urge maintaining church rules on marriage
Aug 31 2015
Eleven cardinals have urged fellow church leaders to maintain the church’s rules regarding marriage and strengthen Catholic education about marriage and family life.

Aberdeen school supports student’s battle with cancer
Aug 25 2015
Roman Baylosis is “very excited” to be back at St. Joan of Arc School, a school that supported him and his family as he underwent cancer treatments.

Head of Scottish bishops apologizes to abuse victims, Catholics
Aug 19 2015
The president of the Scottish bishops’ conference offered a “profound apology” to victims of child abuse following review of church safeguarding procedures.

Hands made for ministry
Aug 05 2015
Looking forward to Francis, archdiocese’s first Hispanic deacon looks back on 40 years

Catholic officials, others react to Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly gay leaders
Jul 29 2015
The Boy Scouts of America’s decided July 27 to allow openly gay troop leaders and employees to serve in their ranks at the national level.

Kenyan bishops say they’ll resist pressure to accept same-sex marriage
Jul 19 2015
The head of the Kenyan bishops’ conference said the church will resist any pressure to accept same-sex marriages.