Catholics asked for input on the family ahead of Synod of Bishops

Catholics are being asked to participate in an online questionnaire about the family ahead of the Ordinary Synod of Bishops that takes place in Rome this October.

Christian unity requires recognizing, welcoming others’ gifts, pope says

ROME (CNS) — As Christians work and pray for the restoration of full unity among them, they must be willing to learn from one another, even from the smallest of the Christian communities, Pope Francis said.

Court’s pass on same-sex marriage rulings leaves plenty of questions

When the Supreme Court declined to review the appeals on rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional, many people were left second-guessing why this happened and what it means for the future of same-sex marriages and bans on such marriages.

This St. Bernard just met Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — While Pope Francis might have chastised animal-lovers who treat their pets better than people in last week’s general audience, that didn’t stop him from giving a good pat on the head to Magnum — the St. Bernard with VIP access to today’s audience.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

With churches effectively closed through April, the potential for abuse this month is greater within the domestic church, the home.

At baptisms, pope urges prayers for moms who can’t feed their kids

As Pope Francis once again urged new moms not to be afraid to breast-feed in public, he reminded people to pray for the world's mothers whose poverty means they are unable to provide enough food for their children.

Archbishop Romero’s beatification will be soon, archbishop says

Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified in San Salvador "certainly within the year and not later, but possibly within a few months," said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the postulator or chief promoter of the archbishop's sainthood cause.

‘ABCs’ of Christian charity require helping those in need, official says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A patriotic love for one’s country and culture does not mean closing off oneself to others, particularly those in need, said the Vatican foreign minister.

Advocacy Club students host ‘Dream to Educate’ in support of DACA students

A Brophy alum alongside a neighboring Xavier College Preparatory student will share personal experience with at the Nov. 28 event.

Pope says purported visions of Mary can lead people away from God

Purported visions of Mary, if taken in the wrong spirit, can sow confusion and distance people from the Gospel, Pope Francis said. Curiosities distance people "from the Gospel, from the Holy Spirit, from peace and hope, from God's glory and God's beauty," the pope said Nov. 14 during a homily at morning Mass in the Vatican guesthouse, where he lives.