Family Life


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.

RU-486 abortion pill can be reversed, says physician
Jul 18 2015
Doctor says the abortifacient effects of RU-486 – known generically as mifepristone – can be safely reversed about 55 percent of the time.

Through collaboration, three parishes improve quality, quantity of religious education options
Jul 15 2015
A trio of religious education directors join forces to give parents a more fulfilling experience as they prepare their children for sacraments.

Wedding day transforms anniversary of near-death experience
Jun 27 2015
May 22 is a day Andres "Chico" Gonzalez Jr., will never forget.

In wake of same-sex marriage ruling, Archbishop Lori and fellow bishops seek freedom to practice, not just preach
Jun 26 2015
After the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, the USCCB is focused on Catholics’ freedoms to put their beliefs into practice.

USCCB president calls Supreme Court ruling on marriage 'tragic error'
Jun 26 2015
Archbishop Kurtz urges Catholics to move forward with faith.

Court rules same-sex marriage legal nationwide
Jun 26 2015
In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide.

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.

With Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan, it’s a family affair
Jun 15 2015
Comic actor Jim Gaffigan, who often includes references to his Catholic faith in his performances, is a close collaborator with his wife, Jeannie.

Love, quadrupled: Scott Family thrives at New All Saints
Jun 07 2015
The Scott Family thrives on love and faith at New All Saints in Liberty Heights.

Tips for caring for Alzheimer’s patients
Jun 06 2015
Dr. Verna Benner Carson offers tips for caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease.

This screen grab was taken from Matt Fradd, a popular Catholic speaker who says he has dedicated his life to fighting pornography, teamed up with Mark Hart and LifeTeen to develop an app designed to help young people overcome attraction to porn. (CNS) ‘Victory’ app aimed at helping young people suffering addiction to porn
Jun 04 2015
The app, Victory, is based on a calendar system where the user can mark the days they were victorious over porn, or had a setback, using colors.

War, greed, consumerism, ‘cult of appearance’ harm families, pope says
Jun 03 2015
Families are weakened and destroyed by war, “the mother of all forms of poverty,” pope says.

Church should make views on homosexuality understandable, says priest
May 29 2015
The Catholic Church needs to provide pastoral care for those with same-sex attraction and also make its teaching "accessible."

Family, parish community team for special first Communion
May 20 2015
In Matthew 19:14, Jesus said, “Let the children come to me.”