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National / International News

U.S. bishops: don't rush in reading, interpreting pope's 'love letter' to families

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — The United States bishops are welcoming Pope Francis’s new apostolic exhortation, Amoris laetitia, praising the pope’s call for careful encouragement and support of married life and engagement with families facing challenges.

Gestures, spirituality are essential in family life, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Simple gestures such as a kind look or a morning kiss and family prayer can strengthen couples in living out their vocation to marriage, Pope Francis said in his apostolic exhortation.

No doctrine change from Pope Francis – but a call for better pastoral care

Catholics who have divorced-and-remarried need the fullness of Church teaching. They also need a wise pastoral and community response to their difficulties that can help them grow in the Christian life, Pope Francis said on Friday in his new document on love in the family.