VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis lauded families for the “hidden heroism” of caring for a sick loved one. “These are the heroes. This is heroism of the family!” the pontiff said during his June 10 catechesis.
ST. LOUIS (CNS) — The U.S. bishops gathered in St. Louis for their spring general assembly heard presentations on the pope's upcoming encyclical on the environment, the U.S. church's ongoing work in promoting traditional marriage and the need to remain vigilant in protecting children from abuse.
LIMA, Peru (CNS) -- Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on ecology and climate is expected to send a strong moral message — a message that could make some readers uncomfortable, some observers say.