Catholic schools are entrusted with the mission of nurturing and developing the faith in students, and that includes those with special needs.
He made the comments at the 12th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, which drew a record high of about 1,300 attendees.
The Synod of Bishops on the Family continues through Oct. 24. Two U.S. archbishops discuss its the goals.
Pope Francis suggested the Catholic Church could tolerate some types of nonmarital civil unions as a practical measure to guarantee property rights and health care. He also said the church would not change its teaching against artificial birth control but should take care to apply it with "much mercy."
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (CNS) — Mike Piazza, the superstar catcher inducted July 24 into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, gave credit to his Catholic faith for his success during his induction speech.
More than 118,000 people had already signed up to pray this novena, which began Jan. 14.
HOUSTON (CNS) — In response to the May 18 school shooting at a Houston-area high school, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said the archdiocesan community would “unite to support and offer healing to those affected.”
"We've always had God at the top and we let him decide," added Yvette, 93.
"The hope is that through the stories that are presented, the images presented, that people will be moved from their place of comfort to a place of encounter. That's what the church is calling us to."
A 40-foot balloon floats high over a rural area in Communist North Korea. When it lands, the precious cargo is discreetly received and distributed by those willing to risk imprisonment or death in defiance of the regime.